...and are learning more about the nature of reality while on the street than they ever did in their overpriced universities.
Classroom #1: "Occupy Boston":
Here’s one from a 36-year-old protester describing the “homeless” who are trying to protect their turf on the Greenway.
“It’s turning into us against them. They come in here and they’re looking at it as a way of getting a free meal and a place to crash, which is totally fine, but they don’t bring anything to the table at all."
Classroom #2: "Occupy Wall Street":
...many new arrivals do not pull their weight.
"We have compassion toward everyone. However, we have certain rules and guidelines," said Lauren Digioia, 26, a member of the sanitation committee.
"If you're going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back," Digioia said. "There's a lot of takers here and they feel entitled."
Our friends in Boston and New York are sooooo close...!
Just one small step to realizing that they are percieved as one and the same as the homeless, entitled, "takers" whom they decry, save for the ownership of a worthless piece of paper that they mortgaged their future for. And from there, one small step to realizing that it is in fact ability that determines a person's value to society, not their need - or their usless credentials. And with that dawning, true change can come.
But why do I feel that before the light breaks, there will be a mad rush to put it out? Led by, of course, the liberal elite, the Democratic party, Barack Obama, and the union thugs, who will mainline them with progressive poison, in order to artificially inflate the "occupiers" sense of purpose and self-worth, so that they will continue to slog on, while the aforementioned piggyback upon their movement in order to achieve their own worthless ends.
The Democrats will call this "compassion".
An enlightened "occupier" will call them "takers". And maybe- just maybe - we'll see them next at a Tea Party rally...
Addendum: "From each according to his ability" sucks, apparently:
Last night’s General Assembly meeting in Zuccotti Park was “one of most contentious ever,” in large part due to a heated debate over whether the drummers at Occupy Wall Street should be given $8,000 from the movement’s coffers to buy more drums and equipment. It seems some of the drums were stolen or vandalized, and the drummers asked the General Assembly to help them regroup. “We have worked for you! Appreciate us,”one drummer told the crowd, but the appeal was denied..
The general assembly has been collecting a tax on the drummers – up to 50% of their earnings according to reports...
This leftist experiment also demonstrates the problem with a highly progressive tax scheme. The most productive workforce at the park are taxed the heaviest and are slowly being put out of business. Their only choice will be to move to another park. Odd how the most productive businesses are forced to leave the home by progressive schemes.
Did I hear somebody shout, "This is what Marxism looks like...!"