Irony: Wealth Being Redistributed at Zuccotti Park
One thing we’ll miss when this Occupy Wall Street movement crashes and burns will be the seemingly endless amount of comedic fodder it’s been providing. Sure, there’s nothing to laugh about when you’ve got Communists, Nazis, Iranians, Hugo Chavez and cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal supporting this band of human debris, but it’s stories like this that leave us doubled over with laughter.
It’s a den of thieves!
Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
So some spoiled brat is dumb enough to bring a $5500 Mac to a mass campout and wakes up shocked to find it missing? One can only envision the police trying to stilfe the laughter as they take the complaint.
All we’ve heard for weeks is those evil rich have to pay their fair share and calls for redistributing the wealth. Yet when someone actually starts redistributing the wealth, those having it redistributed find out it’s not all that much fun.
Now where’d I leave that world’s smallest violin?