SERIOUS Occupy Wall Street commentary. No, really.

You all know by know how much I admire the Occupy Wall Street movement.  A comedian I never watch seems to esteem them about as much as I do.

This is brought to WDTPRSers at the urging of the great Fabrizio the Roman, WDTPRS’s go-to-guy for insight into American politics and culture.

This soooo very much reminds me of my US seminary back in the 80’s and.. well… a certain catholic publication.

I think the connection rests in their self-absorbed gravity and lack of humor.

Part Two is over there, if you want it.

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  1. JP Borberg says:

    As an experiment, I wiggled my fingers when I disagreed with someone in the office. They thought it looked ridiculous.

  2. Raymond says:

    This is so funny!! I love how Colbert just instantly flips their responses back to them. Thanks, Fr.

  3. Marc says:

    That was one of the funniest things I have seen in a while.

  4. Peggy R says:

    Absolutely hysterical! These kids sure can run a meeting, eh? They’re into “process” but weak on substance…strong on self-righteousness. “female-bodied” Ha!

  5. Phillip says:

    That was amazing. Best laugh I’ve had in awhile. Also gave me an odd mental image of an ecumenical council in the distant future where constitutions and decrees were debated by funny hand signals.

  6. randomcatholic says:

    Oh boy….

    I wanted to be supportive of these people… you know… legitimate concerns and all that….

    But PUHLEEZE! Get a job. Don’t have one? Create one for yourself. Do work. Shoulder some responsibility….

    Look, I am no fiscal conservative, but this sort of nonsense isn’t what Belloc and Chesterton were talking about… Consensus building? Funny hand gestures?

    How about securing employment?

    And “female bodied?!?!” ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!!!


  7. Father:

    I get the seminary comparison! That phase was, mercifully, coming to an end as I approached ordination.

  8. David Homoney says:


    I am not a Colbert fan, but that was just downright funny. Point of Order on that so you all cannot block me.

  9. Maxiemom says:

    The best thing I saw regarding the “occupy” movement was a picture of a Wall Street employee carrying a sign that said “Occupy an Office – Get a Job.” I think that pretty much summed it up.

  10. Sam Schmitt says:

    Funny thing is (or sad) – most people commenting at Colbert’s site think the two people in the video are awesome and that Colbert has done OWS a great service!

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