Occupy Wall Street: An Exercise in Silliness and Hypocrisy

COMMENTARY | It began on Sept. 17 as demonstrators infiltrated New York to protest corporate greed. After a month of hubris, silliness, utter selfishness, the protesters of Occupy begin to define the very things they claim to oppose.

According to a report by the New York Post, ” Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in.” Ironically, the more money the committee leaders get the more unwilling they are to “share the wealth with other protesters.”

From the Daily Mail we learn that “protesters have begun to squabble over money” with the powerless underlings “demanding” that the half-million “be shared more equally.”

According to Anne Saker of the Oregonian, Occupy Portland’s finance committee has “hijacked the demonstration’s Internet domain name and filed for incorporation against the wishes of the group’s decision-making body” and $20,000 has disappeared from their PayPal account.

As for their hubris, the Fayetteville Observer reported that Al Peuster of MoveOn.org, who organized an event in North Carolina, invited people to, “come and stand up for the poor and the middle class.”

Perhaps Mr. Peuster can explain why the kitchen staff in New York are so “angry about working 18-hour days to provide food” to legitimately homeless people and ex-cons that they will stop serving “the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad” to get rid of them.

For three days the cooks will only serve plain brown rice and “provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders.”

According to NBC, the organic gourmet meals prepared by the occupy chefs are made in a donated soup kitchen from donated ingredients.

Of course there is the occupy silliness: the bizarre zombie echo chanting, an opposition to corporations who create the cell phones and iPads they steal from each other and the Washington Examiner’s report of the 16 guidelines, which include such inane things as; “Don’t assume gender. When possible, go with gender-neutral pronouns.”

To demonstrate their selfishness, while the rest of us struggle to pay our rent and mortgages – not to mention bearing the expense the protesters inflict on the cities they “occupy” – Chicago demonstrators marched on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office demanding that the city issue permits to allow protesters to “occupy a permanent city location” and essentially live free of charge for as long as they please in Grant Park “without arrests.”

But then there are the blatant lies.

While it has already been established that this American protest was “made in Canada,” the Occupy Wall Street website now bears the repudiation “We are not affiliated with Adbusters, anonymous or any other organization.” However a brief track of the URLs for Adbusters and Occupy Wall Street through Network Solution reveals the websites are owned by the same “anonymous” person, Kale Lasn, a liberal activist from Vancouver, Canada.

In the meantime we learn of the organized effort by the scandal-ridden liberal activist group ACORN to collect money under false pretenses and then intentionally misappropriate those funds.

“According to NYCC staff,” Jana Winter exposed in a FOX News exclusive, ACORN employees – some paid as much as $100 per day – have collected around $5,000 for a “United Federation of Teachers fundraising drive, but diverted the money directly “to the protests.”

“It’s sort of misguided to say we lack direction,” said Jeffrey Musselman, one of the lead organizers for Occupy Norfolk according to CBS.

Unfortunately “misguided” people like Musselman appear to be the last to realize that the objectives of the Occupy puppetmasters is to use their altruistic intentions to achieve their own insidious goals.


Ginger Adams Otis, “They want slice of the occu-pie”, New York Post

“Is this the end of the Wall Street camp? Protesters squabble over $500,000 as cold weather threatens to send them home”, The Daily Mail

Anne Saker, “Occupy Portland fears it has lost up to $20,000 in donations”, The Oregonian

Salim Algar and Bob Fredericks, “Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders”, New York Post

Andrew Siff, “Chef Prepares Protesters Organic Meals From Donated Ingredients in Donated Soup Kitchen”, NBC

“Occupy Atlanta Silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis!” You Tube

Samantha Gillman, “D.C. Occupiers Convene, Plot to Stay the Winter”, Washington

Lisa Balde and Stefan Holt, “Occupy Chicago Takes on City Hall”, NBC

“About Us”, Occupy Wall Street

“Who is Adbusters”, Network Solutions

“Who is Occupy Wall Street”, Network Solutions

Jana Winter, “EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement”, FOX News

“‘Occupy Norfolk’ Struggles to Find ‘Definitive End List’ for Movement”, CBS

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