Occupy Wall Street – Go Home
Occupiers you’ve overstayed your welcome. A once noble cause has become a farce. Guys & Gals since you have so much time on your hands Occupy a soup kitchen, food pantry, homeless shelter, help disabled/homeless veterans, donate your clothing and foodstuffs to the truly poor. Stand for something real instead of pissing off the working class, the true hardworking 99%! Occupying the subway last Thursday stopping the working class and middle class from getting home just pissed off the people you are supposed to represent. If you can’t do anything of real value just go home and occupy a job. Being squatters at Zuccotti Park, annoying the people who live and work in the neighborhood is not a progressive or productive way to initiate change.
By the way your movement is very well funded. Obviously this was a well planned, well thought out move to capture the anger and support of millions of unemployed and displaced Americans. At first I was taken in by what seemed to be a genuine “People’s Movement”. Occupy Wall Street seemed to hearken back to the protests and demonstrations of the 1960s which resulted in Civil rights for Blacks, women and gays. Laws changed and for a while life did improve for disenfranchised minority groups. Anarchy and chaos makes for good news headlines but it does nothing to change the lives of those who really need sustainable long term positive change in their lives.
Then as I continued to read and observe the OWS movement I realized that it was mostly composed of well to do, well fed white college students. Maybe not actually the 1% but most likely the sons and daughters of the 1%. More than likely when you graduate you will take your places within corporate America easily absorbed into companies that your parents either work for or perhaps even own. The real 99% don’t have access to the opportunities available to you. The authentic 99% actually have to go to those wage slave jobs just to keep body and soul together. We don’t have the option to live in a park, rent free with all our needs supplied for two months straight just to have the title of the proletariat. Suddenly what on the surface seemed like a rag tag bunch of individuals had daily access to healthy free food, clothing, sleeping bags, tents, health care, etc…. If you are truly for the poor, working poor, working class, then why don’t you go into the high poverty areas of New York City and donate all your supplies. Obviously you don’t need them and if you do, there seems to be an endless supply from your nameless, faceless backers. OWS your actions no longer match your words. Go home and occupy your campus then occupy a job like the rest of us. Or if you really want a challenge “Occupy the Hood.” That’s right go see how well you can occupy in some of New York poorest, most crime ridden, drug infested neighborhoods. Bet you won’t last too long there!
OWS, where is the Thanksgiving dinner for folks living in homeless shelters and on the streets of New York? Do you plan to donate the food or invite some of the disenfranchised 99%? Will you be purchasing a toy for a homeless, orphan, or foster child this holiday season? What dates, days and times will you volunteer at your local animal shelter? Seems like a good idea since you I see you got your dogs occupying also. Occupy Paw Street! What’s that all about?