The stunningly clueless Russell Simmons, famed champion of the near-defunct Occupy Wall Street, dubious credit card schemes and gold toilets, is now doing a weak Warren Buffett impersonation. While visiting Boston on business, this elitist member of the 1% stopped by to visit the bedraggled members of Occupy Boston while wearing a Yankees hat, a move sure to endear him to the crusty remnants of the fading movement.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons dropped by Occupy Boston yesterday with a rap about ending big business’ influence in Washington.
In town on business, Simmons stopped by Dewey Square to drum up support for the idea of a constitutional amendment to ban corporate money from federal elections.
“The biggest impediment are the (corporate) lobbyists,” he told a crowd of hundreds. “I just don’t like the legal bribery. … If it’s not the core of our problems, it’s the core of our solution.”
The founder of Def Jam Recordings, Simmons is an outspoken supporter of — and frequent visitor to — Occupy Wall Street. Confronted with the irony of a multimillionaire speaking on behalf of the “99 percent,” Simmons didn’t back down.
“I don’t like having my secretary pay more taxes than me,” he said. “I don’t think it’s American. I don’t think it’s right.”
So STFU and write a check and stop lecturing the rest of us.
When asked whether he was going to give his secretary a raise, he said he was going to buy the animal rights activist an animal sanctuary farm to wild cheers.
Maybe these filthy protesters can go live on his animal farm. It would be quite appropriate.
Here’s some video of the idiot:
Meanwhile, Howie Carr says it’s time to take out the trash.
There’s a difference between free speech and free camping, as someone in San Francisco noted last weekend. How long would Mumbles have tolerated this rabble if it had been the Tea Party bivouacking in its own waste, accompanied by a cadre of crack dealers? And getting city services on the arm, on top of every other insult to law-abiding, taxpaying citizens. The Tea Party has to get permits for its rallies on the Common, but not these bums.
By the way, I’m not kidding about the stench. Now we know what revolution smells like. It smells bad. Some guy in New York wrote last week he used to wonder what medieval cities smelled like. After a walk by Zuccotti Park, the guy said he was pretty sure he had an answer to his question.
Mumbles, you were down in D.C. yesterday, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was supposed to be there, too, but he canceled at the last minute to deal with his Occupods. Too bad you didn’t get to chat with him.
Maybe you’re just waiting for the next incident, so you have some pretext for tossing these vermin out on their dirty ears. Perhaps the little pukes will have another rampage through the Back Bay like they did Saturday night, running down Boylston Street, screaming.
They stormed into Burger King and, according to press reports, “intimidated” some of the customers. Because, of course, a lot of the 1 percent likes to dine out at Burger King on Saturday nights before they go out night-clubbing. You can always spot the 1 percenters in line — they’re wearing top hats and tails as they order their Whoppers.
Mumbles is so dense he doesn’t even realize protesters are calling him their bitch.