The Ghost Of Tom Joad
October 16, 2011 7 Comments
You will probably have seen this video making the rounds:
One thing that’s clear is that this guy (and the girl holding the camera) is really mad. Not just mad, but upset. Now, I listened to (most of) his rant, and as far as I can tell, the main thing he could articulate being mad about is that there exist some people who own yachts.
If there’s a more grounded or concrete thing he was able to put forth for being so mad about, I couldn’t detect it.
If there is some gigantic hardship in his (or her) life, something harming the lives of these two people who were hanging out in safety in a square in New York making a video, something that was caused by someone else, some justifiable grievance, some grievance caused by someone who merited such anger from him, it is not apparent. He certainly did not articulate it.
A comment on the Youtube link suggests that he is a Columbia graduate student (UPDATE: with a “trust fund”…an honest-to-goodness, actual trust fund. Not making this up, just telling you what I read.)
Is this getting repetitive? Will it be redundant if I say I told you so?