Drumming Up Discontent?

The New York Post is reporting that all is not happy at Occu-Pest Central down at Zuccotti Park, in New York.  It seems the Occupy Finance Committee (don’t you love their use of “committee” just like full-fledged communists) has a war-chest of some $500K and Occu-Pests want some of that wealth spread around to compensate them for losses of equipment, particularly drums,  due to vandalism.  Every protest movement needs a finance scandal, and now the Occu-Pests have one, complete with angry drummers. It was only a matter of time, but the stunning part is how naive these people really are about the ways of the world and the facts of the ideology they claim to hold as their ideal.

One angry Occu-Pest told the New York Post:

“F–k Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,” said a frustrated Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.
Of all the complaints cited in the New York Post article, none provided me more entertainment than this:

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

This sad spectacle of a Marxist demanding money, and then angry about bureaucracy is absolutely revelatory of how disconnected these people are from history and reality. Note to Mr.  Bryan Smith:

You are agitating for a change in form of government and an elimination of the private sector, and you want less bureaucracy?  Who do you think is going to be running your life if you have your way?  My bet is that you won’t be beating a drum for a living at a protest rally. Really, grow up and face the reality:  That demand for paperwork is what you’re ultimately demanding from the universe at large in this entire enterprise.  Don’t be unhappy now that you’re getting your first taste of it.  Wait until your Finance Committee is answering to a Central Committee that in turn answers to some sort of Politburo.  That’s where your wishes are taking you, pal. Don’t shrink in revulsion from the sight of the monster you’ve helped to create. Revel in it. This is the future, the hope, and the change for which you’ve been protesting.

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