Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The above is a response to the below – a vitriolic and reactionary post by Frank Miller, creator of The Dark Knight, on his blog. And to think I used the think Miller was cool (at least until 300) but this evokes nothing but contempt. (Click here if it's hard to read.)

“The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America. “Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached - is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves. This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find. Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.”

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The secret word is Disappointed


joemack said...

Looks like Frankie M identifies with the 1%

Anonymous said...

I read those comments with disgust. currently burning old issues of Sin City to keep warm. Keep well, keeping it together.

Madam Miaow said...

I saw his rant and realised that the nastier elements of his oeuvre weren't ironic, hip or arguing for a better way to be: they were just nasty. Boring.

hcb said...

Miller was smart and had an interesting analysis of comics, at least, but he was also crotchety and bitter. He reminds me of Steve Ditko, when Ditko went bonks and went from Dr Strange and Spider-Man to Ayn Rand.

Khourma said...

Sounds like Mr. Miller want that the young's remain in his imaginary world and that they do not wake up.

Well I think that this is part of the US Gov game, one of their last Joker Card.

"Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy." ...

I'm disgusted :((

Poor guy ... You have to wake the fuck up because the new génération have already wake up.

Anonymous said...

it's mostly just stupid.
he sounds, overwhelmingly, childish.
Sloppy, rambling, absurdly heavy-handed on the prose end and a bit thin on facts. It's really pitiable. I would have been too embarassed for him to repost it, but you're a real journalist Mick, thanks for the heads up.