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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hey! That Free Food Isn't For You! It's For People Who've Earned It By Pointing Out How Unfair the System Is!

Two important things happened yesterday at Zuccotti Park.

The OWS kitchen staff is getting tired of making meals for the "professional homeless" and recently released prisoners, both of whom have been pretending to be actual, real, protesters in order to grab some grub. Apparently the Zuccotti Park kitchen staff hates it when one group of people doesn't take care of their own needs and then depends on another group of people for their sustenance. It should be noted that the "professional homeless" and recently released prisoners occupied Zuccotti Park long before the current squatters showed up. But, you know, whatever.

I guess no matter where you go there will always be people looking to take advantage of the rainbows and unicorns supplied by another group of well-meaning, fabulously intentioned do-gooders.
“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out” to curb the influx of derelicts, said Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer.
A security volunteer added that the cooks felt “overworked and under appreciated.”
Man, I hear them, because that's exactly how I feel.

Read the whole New York Post story here: CLICK LINK.

In a related, and equally ironic story, Occupy Oakland got real mean Tuesday night. Depending on who you listen to it was either the police's fault or the man's fault. According to their take on things, the poor, down-trodden occupiers of said Oakland only behaved in a peaceful and well-intentioned manner, and then the police just, out of nowhere, started beating them and tossing tear gas canisters their way. I hate when I am acting peacefully and the cops just start hitting me with truncheons.

To quote the President, I am sure the police "acted stupidly." Our Dear Leader's "vilify first, think second" philosophy seems to be taking hold across the nation.

Because they were so, just, mad at what happened in Oakland, the Occupy Wall Street crowd headed uptown a bit and blocked traffic in an attempt to goad the police into "acting stupidly." The cops didn't, but ten protesters got arrested.

Truly, the Occupy Something Other Than Your Mom's Basement movement has become a microcosm of society in general: Some people are honest and work hard and some people are not honest and don't work hard.

Class warfare or simplistically blaming the target of your ire will never change that.

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