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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Reaches Its Goal

I saw a video yesterday of some young protester in New York City who said one of the solutions to the world's problems is to eliminate money.

No money.  No personal property.  No problems.

Well, he's getting his wish.

And he ain't happy about it:
Thieves preying on fellow protesters
New York Post

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!”

Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.

“The worst thing is there’s people sleeping in the kitchen when they come, and they don’t even know about it! There are some really smart and sneaky thieves here,” Terrie said.

“I had umbrellas stolen, a fold-up bed I brought because my back is bad -- they took that, too!”

Security volunteer Harry Wyman, 22, of Brooklyn was furious about the thievery -- and vowed to get tough with the predatory perps. [link]
Kinda sad, in a way.  These people took John Lennon's words to heart ...

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

And suddenly, sharing isn't sharing anymore.  It's thievery!

Look, sharing's fine, but they're sharing MY possessions! They're not sharing the world! They're sharing MY laptop! And MY sleeping bag! And MY food!  And ...

Tsk.  Tsk.  Such greed.  So unbecoming.