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Oct 21 2011

Nerves Fray in Zuccotti Park Collectivist Utopia

With the Occupy Wall Street movement, moonbats have provided themselves with an opportunity to show the world their alternative to American civilization. We’ve seen how that has turned out in Oakland. Liberal New York Magazine takes a look at the results in Zuccotti Park, where it all began:

As the protest has grown, some of the occupiers have spontaneously taken charge on projects large and small. But many of the people in Zuccotti Park aren’t taking direction well, leading to a tense Thursday of political disagreements, the occasional shouting match, and at least one fistfight.

It began, as it so often does, with a drum circle. The ten-hour groove marathons weren’t sitting well with the neighborhood’s community board, the ironically situated High School of Economics and Finance that sits on the corner of Zuccotti Park, or many of the sleep-deprived protesters.

“[The high school] couldn’t teach,” explained Josh Nelson, a 27-year-old occupier from Nebraska. “And we’ve had issues with the drummers too. They drum incessantly all day, and really loud.” Facilitators spearheaded a General Assembly proposal to limit the drumming to two hours a day. “The drumming is a major issue which has the potential to get us kicked out,” said Lauren Digion, a leader on the sanitation working group. …

To Shane Engelerdt, a 19-year-old from Jersey City and self-described former “head drummer,” this amounted to a Jacobinic betrayal. “They are becoming the government we’re trying to protest,” he said. “They didn’t even give the drummers a say … Drumming is the heartbeat of this movement. Look around: This is dead, you need a pulse to keep something alive.”

The drummers claim that the finance working group even levied a percussion tax of sorts, taking up to half of the $150-300 a day that the drum circle was receiving in tips. “Now they have over $500,000 from all sorts of places,” said Engelerdt. “We’re like, what’s going on here? They’re like the banks we’re protesting.”

Actually, they are infinitely worse. Collectivism invariably leads to corruption and tyranny, even when attempted on a scale the size of Zuccotti Park.

Here’s an illustrative vignette:

Another argument broke out next to the pile of appropriated belongings, growing taller by the minute. A man named Sage Roberts desperately rifled through the pile, looking for a sleeping bag. “They’ve taken my stuff,” he muttered. Lauren Digion, the sanitation group leader, broke in: “This isn’t your stuff. You got all this stuff from comfort [the working group]. It belongs to comfort.” …

As the communal sleeping bag argument between Lauren Digion and Sage Roberts threatened to get out of hand, a facilitator in a red hat walked by, brow furrowed. “Remember? You’re not allowed to do any more interviews,” he said to Digion. She nodded and went back to work. But when Roberts shouted, “Don’t tell me what to do!” Digion couldn’t hold back.

“Someone has to be told what to do,” she said. “Someone needs to give orders. There’s no sense of order in this f***ing place.”

Imagine clowns like this trying to run a whole country. But then, they’ve already selected the leader of ours.

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Lysol applied with a water cannon would solve the park’s problems.

On a tip from Tim from TK.



30 Responses to “Nerves Fray in Zuccotti Park Collectivist Utopia”

  1. J says:

    The drumming was never meant to keep the movement alive.

    Rather it was designed to create the illusion that the 27% is 99%. It’s an old and well known Alinsky tactic:

    One way in which organizers and their disciples can broadcast their preparedness for this possibility is by staging loud, defiant, massive protest rallies expressing deep rage and discontent over one particular injustice or another. Such demonstrations can give onlookers the impression that a mass movement is preparing to shift into high gear, and that its present (already formidable) size is but a fraction of what it eventually will become. “A mass impression,” said Alinsky, “can be lasting and intimidating…. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”[70] “The threat,” he added, “is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”[71] “If your organization is small in numbers,” said Alinsky, “… conceal the members in the dark but raise a din and clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more than it does.”[72]

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2314

    Pretty funny stuff.

  2. SR says:

    Bring back DDT!

  3. Mickey Shea says:

    Thank God I no longer live down there! I used to live in the building where they’re complaining about dingbats pooping on their doorsteps.
    That building is pretty much moonbat paradise anyway, or at least it was when I was living there.

  4. So Cal Jim says:

    Lauren Digion, the OWS apparatchik says to one of their plebeian serfs:

    “This isn’t your stuff. You got all this stuff from comfort [the working group]. It belongs to comfort.”

    And then to the same “citizen,”

    “Someone has to be told what to do,” she said. “Someone needs to give orders. There’s no sense of order in this f***ing place.”

    What a marvelous example of Socialist society writ small. That poor sap, prole doesn’t OWN anything. Everything belongs to to the collective and he jolly well better get rid of his bourgeois notions about “private property.” Further, he better “F’ing” shape up. Who the hell does he think he is, anyway? Shut the “F” up, and just do what you’re told…..or else. [It’s for your own good.]

    Now just think about what Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren thinks about how the world works. “You plebeian masses don’t OWN the fruits of your labor and industry. No! It belongs to the State and the State will tell you how much (if any) you may “use” (but never “own”) for yourself. Now just shut the “F” up and do what WE tell you to do.”

    Socialism writ large.

  5. son of a preacher man says:

    What? You mean all of these lovely ideologs gathered in one place and mutual love, solidarity and cooperation aren’t just magically springing for? I am shocked! Shocked I tell you!

  6. 762x51 says:

    “As the communal sleeping bag argument between Lauren Digion and Sage Roberts threatened to get out of hand, a facilitator in a red hat walked by, brow furrowed.”

    Communal sleeping bag?!? Three words that should NEVER be used together! Also notice the top down censorship exercised by a “facilitator”. It seems that Socialist Realism a la Stalin is alive and well in Loserville. Was the facilitator a member of the The Peoples Commissariat of Education and Enlightenment, това́рищ?

  7. Winston Smith says:

    Is this what the Statue of Liberty poem meant by “wretched refuse”?

  8. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    “Imagine clowns like this trying to run a whole country.”

    Don’t need to imagine, they already are.

  9. Goldenfoxx says:

    Give it time, they’ll turn on each other. Reminds me of Animal Farm. This is fun to watch – I enjoy watching failure like this.

  10. KHarn says:

    The neo-commies always say that communism failed because “the best and the brightest” were never in charge. The problem was and still is that “tyhe best and the brightest (Of the communist movement) were ALWAYS in charge!

    How many of these idiots and their supporters will wise up?

  11. Wilberforce says:

    Look at that lovely Obamaville! 🙂

  12. Kevin R. says:

    Come wintertime and freezing nasty weather they’ll probably start demanding the right to occupy the buildings around the park.

  13. AC says:

    When can we send in the Predators and begin carpeting the area with soap and job applications?

  14. Obama Nation says:

    This is potentially Jonestown Guyana all over again.

    Those that fail to learn from history are often doomed to repeat it.

  15. Dr. 9 says:

    Lysol? How about Sarin or Mustard gas. Or, we can just sit back and wait for all the cases of AIDS that will develop from this fun-loving group.

  16. hiram says:

    It’s really hard for me not to cry laughing the longer I watch this parody of a joke unfold…

    Here are these hippies advocating Marxism, the end of Capitalism, a world without money or possessions, “From each according…”, etc., and an ‘ideology’ (or should we call it “idiology”) that REQUIRES, even if by law or physical force, the denial and/or suppression of basic human nature…

    …and at their own “protest” in favor of such things, they keep exhibiting the very same behaviors that they, themselves, loudly decry.

    Comedy GOLD, I tell ya… it’s Gold!

    There’s (comedy) GOLD IN THEM THAR MOONBATS!!!

  17. GoY says:

    Sondra K has the rundown on some other things that are going on at these Hippie Whine Fests, including the account of a 38 year old mother of four that abandoned her family to live like a filthy occupier hippie.

    http://www.sondrakistan.com/?p=12897

  18. Had it up to here :/ says:

    Okay, I’m taking bets on how much longer they’ll last. Funny thing is that the tea party rallies never seem to need to go to such extremes.

  19. AC says:

    Here’s the commies at work, invading and harassing restaurant patrons because the owner is insufficiently submissive to the demands of union goons.

  20. Dis Grunt says:

    Lysol? Napalm!

  21. Michelle says:

    communist retardation on parade

    Create a problem:

    And we’ve had issues with the drummers too. They drum incessantly all day, and really loud. The drumming is a major issue which has the potential to get us kicked out

    Refuse to accept responsibility:

    They’re imposing a structure on the natural flow of music, the GA decided to do it … they suppressed people’s opinions. I wanted to do introduce a different proposal, but a big black organizer chick with an Afro said I couldn’t.

    Create a new Tax:

    The drummers claim that the finance working group even levied a percussion tax of sorts, taking up to half of the $150-300 a day that the drum circle was receiving in tips.

    Foce people to accept “the party” rules:

    We need to clear this out. There are a bunch of kids coming to stay here.

    From communist to capitalist in 0.3 seconds

    I’m not giving up my space for fucking kids. They have parents and homes. My parents are dead. This is my space.

    Imeddiately begin the threats and intimidation:

    If you don’t want to be part of this group, then you can just leave

    State the painfully obvious:

    A lot of people are like spoiled children

    Begin the blame game, and division or segragation:

    Personally, I cannot wait for winter. It will clear out these people who aren’t here for the right reasons.

    Imediately begin Project your failure onto others:

    This is its own city. Within every city there are people who freeload, who make people’s lives miserable. We just deal with it. We can’t kick them out

    Restate the OBVIOUS while contradicting yourself:

    Someone has to be told what to do, Someone needs to give orders. There’s no sense of order in this fucking place.”

    Repeat forever while you blame the problem on people wise enough to notice how completely dumb commies really are…….

  22. DRTexas says:

    It’s Lord of the Flies all over. In later years, we can refer to it as Lord of the Fleas.

  23. Agnostic Conservative says:

    MFW I read this article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKm5xQyD2vE

  24. V328 says:

    Can’t wait for snow….let’s see what they do then.

  25. Zorro says:

    How much Kool Aid has been served since this started?

  26. It appears that NOT ONE of the Occupy Wall Street S.W.I.N.E. has never read ‘Animal Farm’.

  27. CharlieDontSurf says:

    Lysol and a water cannon? No, but light machine gun fire followed by napalm should do the trick.

  28. LarryG says:

    True democracy on display. Anarchy is its first cousin.
    Here is a very good video with links to several others:

    Types of Governments
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY

  29. jeigheff says:

    There’s a lot to criticize about the OWS crowd – a LOT – but I’ll comment on just one thing mentioned here.

    The people I’ve encountered who like to play loud music (or bang on drums) have an incredible sense of false entitlement, and it isn’t easy getting them to stop. I’ve also noticed that noise makers often operate in large groups (the same way bullies and gangs like to operate too, come to think of it.) In my neighborhood, loud music often goes hand-in-hand with alcohol or substance abuse.

    I’m no psychologist, but I’ve also noticed that a lot of folks who like to crank up the music appear to have the maturity and mentality of teenagers. They are incredibly selfish and/or deliberately belligerent.

    A couple years ago, our alcoholic, occasionally-employed neighbor across the street deliberately cranked up his stereo, after being goaded into doing so by his buddy who is cut from the same cloth. They were both intoxicated. And both of these guys are close to sixty years old. I could give you all more detail than I’m going to, but I’ll simply say that it wasn’t easy trying to “reason” with these two clowns. When I told “Mike” that his rights ended where the rights of others began, he screamed at me, “You know what you are? You’re an ASSHOLE!”

    Only God knows how I was eventually able to get them to turn down their music after a very hostile exchange. Something I said must have somehow appealed to whatever shred of sober decency was left in him. Looking back, I put myself at risk at being assaulted by two old drunks when I confronted them. I’m still not sure if I was brave or foolish, or both.

    I can’t imagine living within earshot of a drum circle composed of crazy, immature jerks, nor can I imagine local authorities doing nothing in the face of such naked civil disobedience. Furthermore, I would not be surprised to hear that some overly-provoked person or community eventually takes matters into their hands against the OWS vermin. Who knows? Perhaps it has happened already, and has already been hushed up by the media.

    It makes me sick that Obama, etc., are winking at this nonsense.


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