The other day Lindsey wrote a post in which she expressed a bit of disgust at the subject of professional wrestling, but praised those crazy kids dressing up like zombies and occupying Wall Street. This implies that those kids are better than professional wrestlers, in her opinion. In my opinion there CAN be wrong opinions.
Lindsey’s opinion on pro wrestling is an prime example of this type of occurrence. Of course, this should be expected. She is a girl and was born south of the Mason-Dixon line, and everybody knows that women and southerners are the biggest morons in the world!!!#badguywrestlerswag
First, allow me to explain what is wrong with “Occupy Wall Street”. Their hearts are in the right place, greed is no good, but simply saying “Stop the greed!” will not stop the greed. You must come up with come up with a mutually beneficial alternative and get the system to change incrementally.
Dressing up like a zombie does not accomplish anything economically, unless you are the Undertaker and that is your actual job. I don’t like anything that involves mob mentality unless it is done for entertainment’s sake. Mob mentality is fueled by emotion, emotion causes logic to shut down, that impedes good ideas from happening, that impedes progress. Essentially “Occupy Wall Street” hinders itself by being an emotion based organization intent on making scenes and protesting as other people inside buildings do actual work. I agree with their sentiment, but not with their methods. Come up with a solution, a new system, be innovative. Make it positive, as opposed to pointing out the negative in the current system.
This brings us to the CM Punk storyline. If you pay attention to wrestling, you can see that it reflects the current culture that we live in. Just like in real life, there is a call for major changes in the wrestling world. According to some, wrestling had become stale and unentertaining. People were tired of the same old thing being rehashed and recycled. And in steps CM Punk to bring us all something new and fresh. He gets what the people want and he attempts to give it to them. He has claimed to be the voice of the voiceless. He has fought for change and has actually caused change to happen. He has given people an alternative to the status quo. He is different.
Even his theme song is different, it wasn’t made specifically for him as most other songs are in the WWE Universe, but is a song that Vince McMahon must pay royalties for. McMahon never does that!! That’s just an example of Punk causing incremental change within the company. See, he gives us a tangible alternative to root for. He doesn’t just point out what is wrong, he does something better and shows everyone the way. He’s done it all while being a lone wolf, too. No mob mentality, no troops, no factions, just him.
Maybe the “Occupy Wall Street” can learn a little something from wrestling. The lone smart individual can cause real change, while the masses just complain. Complaining is easier. Actually, I guess the protests make sense. Since protesting is the lazier option, and everyone knows that Americans are lazy!!! #badguywrestlerswagagain
Anyway, this is a music blog. So I’ll give you some music. Here’s a song by DVS, a fellow I met over at Chaz Van Queen’s place while they were all recording a huge rap song. I share this song because he makes no less than 3 pro wrestling references on the track, my favorite being the Papa Shango vs Ultimate Warrior puke feud. See the video so you understand it.