Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zuccotti Park: The Entire History of Socialism, Squished in 3300 Square Feet

Like a movie on fast-forward, the ending - the only part we really want to see - is almost here.  Both for Occupy Wall Street, and the ethos of Socialism:

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.

To show they mean business, the kitchen staff refused to serve any food for two hours yesterday in order to meet with organizers to air their grievances, sources said.

As the kitchen workers met with the “General Assembly’’ last night, about 300 demonstrators stormed from the park to Reade Street and Broadway, where they violently clashed with cops.

Socialism always promises five-star food, but delivers mere sustenance gruel. The workers - those with "ability", as Marx would say - rebel against those with the most "need", usually the folks who refuse to do any work at all. Strikes ensue, followed by the pro-forma "airing of grievances" before a powerless, kangaroo-style, quasi-government entity ("General Assembly" - please), leading to rioting, clashes with authority, and eventually imprisonment.

This is Zuccatti Park. This is Occupy Wall Street. This is socialism in action.

Any questions?

What? Bread and water?  But...I'm part of the 99%!  Cook! Cook! Where's my hasenpfeffer?

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