If anyone belongs to the 1% most privileged Americans, it is the pampered pinkos who predominate among the student body of UC Berkeley. But they’re far too fashionable to let that keep them out of the Occupy Wall Street party. Zombie reports:
A clique of privileged U.C. Berkeley students, upset that they’re the top 1% of elite students in the state and thus disqualified from participating in the Occupy movement, could no longer contain their frustration on Wednesday and threw an Occutantrum, attempting to “occupy” a few square yards of the 1,200-acre campus. The police dutifully played their roles in the street theater performance, showing up in riot gear and looking scary so the privileged students could shout at them and feel properly revolutionary, as instructed by their professors. Following the script, the police repeatedly removed the handful of occupation tents so that the students could feel sufficiently wronged by authority figures and thereby earn their “Berkeley protest stripes,” which have been a requirement for graduation since 1964.
“The whole world is watching.” The tighter these infantile punks cling to their absurd self-importance, the harder everyone who isn’t a moonbat laughs.
The exciting climax:
Since the whole purpose of a protest is to elicit a vigorous response from the police, so the agitators can then scream “Police brutality!”, the whole affair worked out splendidly for both sides; the cops got the tents removed, and the privileged students got some bruises they can show off as proof of their radical bona fides.
Not exactly a Tea Party.
Kudos to Berkeley authorities for being sufficiently responsible to clear these spoilt brats out. If only grownups were running NYC, the whole distasteful phenomenon never would have degenerated to the point it has.