Friday, October 28, 2011

"We meant that OTHER people should share, not us!"

"The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a 'counter' revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for 'professional homeless' people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters. For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad . . . Many of those being fed 'are professional homeless people. They know what they’re doing,' said the guard at the food-storage area."

Well, at least the professional homeless know what they're doing. Apparently the professional protesters don't.    When you are camped out in a park proclaiming the injustice of the gap between the haves and the have-nots and passionately insisting that the rich have a moral obligation to share their wealth with those who have less (meaning you) -- it should not take a whole lot of reasoning ability and self-awareness, not to mention media savvy, to realize that it might not be a great idea to refuse to share the organic chicken and sheep cheese that YOU have with people who don't even have homes.


Dad said...

Mom rocks.

Luke Murphy said...

Is that organic chicken and sheep cheese supposed to represent the diet of the 99%?

Lucy said...

Just saw this, and it made me think of this post: