I am ran across the term Trustafarian while perusing an article by Zombie at PJM. She was using it to describe the class of people at The Ongoing Occupation of America post on 29 SEP 2011. I had never run across the term and decided it needed just a bit of personal definition which required a few days to mull it over. By the time I finally started to get the term I then came up with a definition after Herman Cain criticized those at the OWS (Occupy Wall Street/ Out With Sanity/ Ongoing With Stupidity/ Outing Witless Students... take your pick) at Hot Air. I will correct a few spelling errors and such just to make it clear who he was talking about and what a Trustafarian is by what they do.
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You might be a Trustafarian if you are part of the OWS crowd and…
- Have any electronic device starting with an “i-”
- Have a pair of sneakers costing over $100
- Have a shirt, pair of pants or jacket with a logo emblazoned on it
- Have an ‘art’ shirt that cost more than $50
- Have a netbook/notebook/laptop/tablet computer
- Have more rings festooning your body than a packed bar has glasses on the bar
- Have a bandana/headband/keffiyah with a designer tag on it
- Have a pair of shoes that has individual toes as a feature
- Have any piece of clothing other than a belt made out of leather
- Have more pieces of artwork tattoo’d to your body than a SOHO art gallery has
- Have a pre-printed sign because you can’t figure out how to use a magic marker
- Have an item with the mass murderer Che on it
- Spout off about how a system you can’t even understand needing to go because your parents have paid your way through school
- Have a law degree
- Have any degree in any set of studies involving a hyphen or ethnic or gender in its title
- Have more gold jewelry on your body than a pawn shop has in its inventory
- Can say Media Matters with a straight face and think it means something
Yes these are leading indicators of being a Trustafarian.
Any Trustafarian needs to run, not walk, saunter, or just, you know, go more or less in the direction of, the nearest mental health clinic and report yourself with permanent detachment from reality syndrome… they will spend a decade ‘treating’ you and making you poor so you will then have something to complain about.
And if you think you paid too much for your college education then ASK FOR YOUR MONEY BACK as it has done you NO GOOD AT ALL TO GO THERE.
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You see? A handy visual guide to the Trustafarians! If you see someone with MORE than one of these attributes who is at the OWS gatherings (or 'supporting them') you have a Trustafarian: those living off of their parent's trust funds.
Easy to do, no?
Then I realized that they also fit under another term, which is a bit broader, in this headliner at Hot Air about how these OWS folks just might be, you know, POPULISTS! Be still my beating stomach... I commented thusly...
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Just a buncha Trustafarians.
Old hipsters and young dipsters.
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Doucheoise was proposed as a new name for hipsters (I'm not going to bother looking up who proposed it) but as the class of people who are douche's, it also overlaps highly with the Trustafarians. In fact all Trustafarians are part of the Doucheoise, but not all Doucheoise are Trustafarians and come by their status via other means. The Trustafarians, in other words, are a sub-species.
I did a bit more after that on the Studentia branch of the Trustafarinensi.
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And for the dipsticks complaining about their college loans and blaming the BANKS, just who is it that is ASKING for the money?
Oh, yeah, the COLLEGES.
How about BLAMING THEM for asking so much? And asking for your money back as you didn’t learn a damn thing there other than how to whine, moan and complain about how ‘hard you have it’. The banks are pushing you asshats to take out a loan the SCHOOLS ARE.
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Yup! It isn't the banks, folks, but the bubble of higher education that Insty has been talking about for a couple of years. It is a much, much larger bubble than SSA, home loans, and medical cost inflation from 1970 to present. It is the biggest bubble right next to all of them taken together next to our federal debt. All these little bubbles gotta pop to get things set straight and the big one has to go down by removing the inflator we call 'government'.
Now since I'm the helpful sort with the guidebooks and such, though in no way the Shell Answer Man because I don't take questions, I decided to sum up not only what the problem is for the various sub-species of the Doucheoise, but what you need to do about it. I really don't have time for real posts these days, what with finishing up my SKS stock and getting the thing re-assembled, plus having another 2-4 projects on my agenda, so these will have to do.
This is from another Hot Air thread at a Quotes of the Day posting. A spelling error and one typo corrected, mangled syntax and logic left as-is.
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Remember in a deal in which the schools ask for more money and the banks lend it to students, who is to blame for the high cost of education?
A) The schools for CHARGING IT?
B) The students wanting the money to PAY FOR IT?
C) The banks for LENDING IT?
These OWS people blame C, put no responsibility on B and can’t think that those actually doing A who are the originators of the cost are to blame.
Now put in homes and who is to blame?
A) Those asking for more money than a home is worth?
B) Those wanting to pay those high amounts?
C) The banks for lending the money?
Again if you are an OWS’r you blame C, put no responsibility on B, and never, ever blame those asking for unrealistically high prices A.
In each case the root cause of the ‘problem’?
Government regulation that sets the playing field for giving loans. In the first part are federally backed loans that MUST be paid back to the federal government and that you can’t get around paying back.
In the second it is the government determining the risk, setting regulations as to who MUST be able to get loans for FAIRNESS which allows such things as NINJA loans to meet pre-set quotas by the regulators.
Now when you put the government as the D option in both, who is to blame?
A) Those asking for extraordinarily high amounts that they know YOU CAN GET via regulation?
B) Those seeking such high amounts and not questioning the ACTUAL VALUE of what they are getting and not blinking at the COST being asked?
C) Those providing the money as intermediaries for the government regulatory system because, to do business, they have NO OTHER OPTION in those realms?
D) The government for rigging the system to allow A to put B into debt via C the regulated intermediary?
The banks are not the villains, here, although they do share some blame in setting up D, it is the regulatory system, itself, that is swayed by such input. When A and C collude with D, it is B that is shafted.
The answer to what to do is to get D out of the equation so that they do NOT write exacting ‘fair’ regulations and only put out statutes against misrepresenting value and cost from both A and C so that B can make a decision based on actual facts, not promises of ‘fairness’ in a system being rigged against them.
These Trustafarians, the members of the Doucheoise, are HELPING those in the A category to vilify the C category so that they can get MORE REGULATIONS THAT DON’T WORK AND MAKE THINGS WORSE from the D category. They are not playing class warfare but committing economic suicide on a personal basis. If they meant what they said they would join the Tea Parties and work to get the government out of the system so that there is less to no government save for cases of fraud that need be ruled upon. As it is they are supporting the existing fraud-backed structure and want nothing to do with removing it.
Yes Rome wasn’t built in a day.
It was, however, sacked in 3.
You are seeing the sackers, not the builders, wanting their bite and not expecting the collapse to effect them one little, tiny, bit. If they get what they want they have a greatly limited life span because of what they get, that will shorten down decades to years, months, weeks or even days.
If you aren’t prepared for that disaster NOW then you will be joining them.
Your job is to survive, help and educate. And all three MUST be done AT THE SAME TIME. And to those who don’t listen, who scream and rage, you must turn away FROM to help those that WILL listen to reason. That is your duty as a citizen to your fellow citizens. Those that aren’t listening, who are screaming, who are marching… they are the walking dead if they get their way. You can save them but only if you do the right things as a citizen, now. It all depends on YOU being civilized each and every single day of your life no matter HOW BAD things get, all the way to your last breath on this earth. Only your fear will stop you…
All that stuff I've written about for survivalism, DIYism, plus looking at terrorism, organized crime, money laundering, politics... all that stuff... still comes down to you.
These people blockading their common sense for freebies don't understand how the world works and just want everything to be free. Just like the USSR! They can't live there any more since it collapsed under the weight of what happens when no one CAN achieve and everything is FREE and damned scarce, but that doesn't matter to the Trustafarians.
It does matter to the person wanting to be civilized and a citizen.
What you must do in such conditions is clear and I've spelled it out via hundreds of posts.
Your duty to your fellow citizens is to survive and be the one at the other end offering a hand up to a better life of personal liberty and freedom.
The verbiage that goes with being a free man, an individual, is well known and alien to the ears of those in the Trustafarian crowd, but should strike home to any who wish to lead a free life of equal justice, not 'fairness' as what is 'fair' is in the eye of the beholder:
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, de-briefed or numbered.
My life is my own.
The OWSr's? They DO want to be pushed (look at how they got there by having helpful 'organizers' push them), stamped (see the guidebook?), indexed (just HOW MANY loans do they have they can't pay up on?), briefed (again the organizers), de-briefed (they are going to lose everything including their briefs), numbered ('we are the 0.00001% who are the 99%'!). Listen to any of the 'call outs' done by 'organizers' or 'radicals' or Frances Fox Piven or Cornel West and you begin to imagine Monty Python's Life of Brian in which the call out is 'You are all individuals' and the response 'YES WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS' save for that radical saying 'I'm not...'
There you go!
Now back to my normal business around here.
Gotta get that SKS up and running and then put the drum magazine through its paces now.
I will not be pushed.
And neither should you.