A couple of weeks ago the nitwits “occupying” spaces around the country began noticing their personal belongings missing as they were bunking down to fight the power. Suddenly spreading the wealth wasn’t such a great idea. Now we discover the remnants of the global movement that shook the world down at Zuccotti Park have realized the homeless have been helping themselves to food donated by others. Sure enough, it’s every bum for himself now as the fearless occupiers have decided they no longer want to contribute their fair share to the homeless and ex-cons.
The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.
They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.
To show they mean business, the kitchen staff refused to serve any food for two hours yesterday in order to meet with organizers to air their grievances, sources said.
As the kitchen workers met with the “General Assembly’’ last night, about 300 demonstrators stormed from the park to Reade Street and Broadway, where they violently clashed with cops.
The left long ago adopted the homeless as their own personal mascots, largely to be used as a club over the heads of “heartless” and “mean-spirited” Republicans. They don’t actually care about these people, but if they’re useful political pawns then they’re all in. Yet when Democrats are in power or when faced with sharing some of that fancy sheep’s-milk-cheese salad, well, they can forget about it.
Meanwhile, these folks are really slow on the draw. After weeks of the most horrifying anti-Semitism on display for all to see, the so-called “occupiers” realize they have a bit of a PR problem on their hands.
On a lighter note, not all of them are lunatic fringe anti-Semites. Some are just plain lunatics.
Protesters with Occupy Atlanta marched to the Georgia-Pacific building downtown late Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to levitate the building.
The group held a news conference shortly after 3 p.m. where they announced they will march to the building around 5:30 p.m. if the Koch brothers, who own the company, don’t remove all of their money from political campaigns and institutions.
Up in Chicago, there’s also a bit of an image problem.
On its face, it is difficult to see myself in the 99 percent these protesters claim to represent. They are mostly young, white college students, although a few middle-aged and senior citizens were in the mix.
And I suspect a lot of professionals are not cheering these dissidents on.
In fact, I overhead one well-dressed Asian man tell a group of bicycle cops at the scene that they should “bring out the tear gas and call it a day.”
“You would be doing me a favor,” the man said.
When I caught up to him and asked why he felt that way, he sheepishly changed his tune.
“That’s the great thing about this country, you can stand up and say what you want, but I think they made their point,” he said.
While the protesters were listening to speakers before marching on City Hall, an elderly white woman walked past calling them “Sons-of-b—-.”
But what really struck me was the small number of black and brown people among the marchers. I had to hunt for Brian Johnson, a 40-year-old African-American male who was surrounded by a group of college-age white males wearing bandanas.
In some other rather pungent outposts, the glaring lack of diversity isn’t so much a problem as the fact these creatures are wallowing in filth akin to your average third-world cesspool.
With thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators roughing it in parks for up to six weeks, garbage, human waste and hygiene are becoming a growing worry in public encampments nationwide.
Poor food storage exacerbated a rat infestation in Oakland. Inspectors found open human waste in Philadelphia. Hypothermia cases developed in Denver after a snowstorm hit.
Disease is the chief concern with so many people living in close proximity without proper sanitation.
So eerily reminiscent of all those Tea Party rallies, huh?
At least one LA “occupier” has figured out a unique survival technique.
Tommy Schacht, who was brushing his teeth with bottled water on a recent morning, said he goes home to shower and change clothes, and mostly used bathrooms at nearby businesses or public facilities instead of the portable toilets on site.
“I don’t worry about that at all, but I try to stay away from people that are dirty,” he said.
While hygiene may be in short supply, apparently so is money, according to this report out of Portland, where again redistribution of wealth is being frowned upon.
Organizers of Occupy Portland say they fear as much as $20,000 donated to the group through a PayPal account has disappeared.
They also say the group’s finance committee has hijacked the demonstration’s Internet domain name and filed for incorporation against the wishes of the group’s decision-making body.
The demonstrator who filed the papers with the state said she did so to protect the protest, and she has received death threats as a result.
Thievery and death threats from this “peaceful” movement? Whodathunkit?