“Some occupiers are more equal than others”

21 Oct

If you’ve never read Animal Farm by George Orwell, you should.  Hot Air correctly points out that the OWS protesters are becoming what they despise.  The protest organizers in New York City are getting worried about the complaints coming in from the local residents, who are growing tired of the drum beating, harassment and public defecation. Apparently, the protest organizers are cracking down on their own people:

“But the drums were fun. They brought in publicity and money. Many non-facilitators were infuriated by the decision and claimed that it had been forced through the General Assembly.

“They’re imposing a structure on the natural flow of music,” said Seth Harper, an 18-year-old from Georgia. “The GA decided to do it … they suppressed people’s opinions. I wanted to do introduce a different proposal, but a big black organizer chick with an Afro said I couldn’t.”

To Shane Engelerdt, a 19-year-old from Jersey City and self-described former “head drummer,” this amounted to a Jacobinic betrayal. “They are becoming the government we’re trying to protest,” he said. “They didn’t even give the drummers a say … Drumming is the heartbeat of this movement. Look around: This is dead, you need a pulse to keep something alive.”

Suddenly, the drummers looked from pig to man and man to pig and couldn’t tell the difference“:

“The drummers claim that the finance working group even levied a percussion tax of sorts, taking up to half of the $150-300 a day that the drum circle was receiving in tips. ‘Now they have over $500,000 from all sorts of places,’ said Engelerdt. ‘We’re like, what’s going on here? They’re like the banks we’re protesting.’”

And the last, and most awesome part, is the protest organizers are telling the animals protesters that they can no longer talk to the press:

As the communal sleeping bag argument between Lauren Digion and Sage Roberts threatened to get out of hand, a facilitator in a red hat walked by, brow furrowed. “Remember? You’re not allowed to do any more interviews,” he said to Digion. She nodded and went back to work. But when Roberts shouted, “Don’t tell me what to do!” Digion couldn’t hold back.

Someone has to be told what to do,” she said. “Someone needs to give orders. There’s no sense of order in this f*****g place.”

More here in a piece titled “The Organizers vs. the Organized in Zuccotti Park.”

“All occupiers are equal — but some occupiers are more equal than others”

So, the OWS organizers are now taking tip money from fellow protesters and they are telling them who they can and cannot talk to.  You really can’t make this stuff up!


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