Okay I’m a little late with this post, but I didn’t want to interefere with the Lorac Wednesday post. I know you would be disappointed if I didn’t add my take on OWS NY City.
Stripped of their free tents-ordered-to-specs, their free buffet table and their free rape stash, OWS NY City has been pretty much dismantled. As of yesterday, a dozen or so protestors remained and pretty much all the others who were participating in the Zuccotti Park Revolution seemed to have been raptured or something.
After the city evicted the occupiers and cleaned up what looked like a very disgusting Zuccotti Park, Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman denied a request to allow them to return as campers AKA occupiers of private property.
After the ruling came down, protesters were allowed to reenter the park, albeit without any bulky items or large backpacks.
This meant that many of them couldn’t cart their ipads, ipods, Kindles, Nikon camera equipment, camcorders, blackberries and other assorted staples/necessities-of-life back into the park.
Shortly after the eviction, there was a collective plea to religious leaders, churches and synogogues to provide refuge to the same protestors who revile Christians, think the entire concept of God sucks, and despise and blame Jews for every form of greed — and for pretty much everything else bad that has ever happened since the Big Bang occurred.
Following the eviction, members of the movement gathered on the edge of nearby Chinatown, where a group of interfaith leaders called on churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to take in protesters displaced by the court order.
There was no irony there, was there? So, as it usually does, “You reap what you sow” applied here.
Oh yeah. It only seems fitting and right that a synogogue offer support to this sweet trust fund baby.
Ironically, the protestors were very happy that they were at least allowed back into Zuccotti and regarded this as a Win, until they realized that they couldn’t camp there or even nap there. The crowd thinned by the end of the day and the protestors headed back to wherever they hailed from.
For some parents, luck was with them and their daughters didn’t get raped. But for most parents of these dependents who are pushing 30, this is probably not an auspicious occasion. However, at least they can say that they were finally able to clean their basements, have the sticky floors scraped, and remove that mysterious musky scent reminiscent of the marrying of Cheetos and bodily fluids — which often wafted upstairs whenever the basement door was left open for too long.
Some of these rotten baby boomer parents, also known as walking ATM machines, even had their couches in the dens fumigated or replaced. Many found that their food bills were drastically reduced in the absence of their adult spawns who have proven time and again that 25 is the new 15. Their water and electric bills were much lower. In fact, they were actually able to save some money for a change. Though they weren’t able to save nearly enough to replenish the life savings their little prodigies have already depleted, at least it was something. However, Skippy’s birthday IS coming up and there’s that new ipod he’s been coveting.
When you consider all the Service Master basement cleaning contracts that were paid during this occupation, OWS was good for the local economies. However, when you consider how quickly this bunch folded like an automatic umbrella once their free buffet and sleeping gear were cut off, you kind of have to wonder exactly what they were committed to besides a good destructive party and occasionally tossing paper airplanes at Wall Street. Just saying. It was as difficult to figure out exactly what these protestors wanted on the day they left as it was on the day they arrived. To quote The Pointed Man (see Harry Nilsson’s The Point), “A point in every direction is no better than no point at all”.
As always, the President they all enthusiastically voted and worked feverishly for was right there for them in their greatest time of need, speaking up for them. Well okay, he wasn’t exactly right there. He was in Hawaii. OWS: Barack says Aloha! Did you really expect him to seriously risk “Down Twinkles” from Goldman Sachs or Bank Of America during the height of his fundraising efforts? Which brings me once again to why in hell, if these people were serious, they weren’t camped out in front of the White House and the Capitol steps collectively–considering these are the people who enable Big Banks, Goldman Sachs and other corporations to own America through their generous campaign donations.
But take heart! Even Revolutions get to go on vacation now, just like Barack! The instigator of the Global Revolution, an anti-capitalist anarchist in Canada, whose name I am not going to waste my time looking up, says everybody should stop protesting and start-up again in the Spring. I know this will be taken very seriously by politicians and bankers the world over.
And everybody gets a trophy for showing up, just like in school!
But the only real winners I could find at OWS, were the two rational beings below. Somebody should have put them both in a room and ironed things out. To be sure we wouldn’t have heard the F bomb come out of their mouths every 15 seconds, no bongos, no misspelled signs, no drugs, no greed and no abject stupidity. In fact, this was the only productive conversation I witnessed in all the OWS videos.
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