They’ve quit their pup tents and gone home to collect their allowances.How could this happen when they had such an appealing agenda, one praised by the president of the United States, no less, and Nancy, “God Bless the Occupy Movement” , Pelosi? Here’s one young man explaining what’s left of the group’s strategy for the coming weeks:
S17 organizers said at meetings in New York this month that they’re planning for teams of protesters to avoid police on Sept. 17 by circulating around intersections, holding spaces long enough to give out food or offer free medical care. “We are just going to cause chaos, period,” said Drew Hornbein, 25, who helped develop the website for Occupy’s New York General Assembly. “Have you ever been in poverty in this country? Talk about inconvenience. I don’t have any sympathy for anyone who has any semblance of middle-class life in this country — no sympathy.”
The left has always despised the middle-class, of course, so it’s no wonder that Hollywood and Washington have so loved the Occupy mob, but they keep forgetting: most of us are middle-class, and don’t really want to be eliminated. I suspect that we know that there’s only so much room in Upper West Side penthouses and if, as in New York City, the country is to be divided into a thin strata of the super-rich and the rest consigned to poverty, we of the middle-class will be polishing, not riding in those limos.