Some more delightful little vignettes from the occupy-some-place-in-the-same-city-as-Wall-Street "occupancy":
First, my absolute favorite, because it captures in one image the sum-total of the hypocrisy and intellectual incoherency of the OccupyWallStreet gang. I call this one Anti-capitalist Capitalism
. Gotta ask, people: which is it? Are you anti-capitalist or not, 'cause this guy is clearly a capitalist. Maybe he's really just a nasty, evil capitalist plant - an agent provocateur - placed there to bring disrepute on the "purity" of your anti-capitalist fervor?
Of course, the usual suspects showed up, too. Doesn't look like this guy's been sleeping in the park all week; probably here to inspect the ranks of the "useful idiots" who have been sleeping in the park (and enjoying the perks of McDonalds, too).
Then there's the rank-and-file "useful idiots" enjoying more of the fruits of capitalism - $12 a pack cigarettes and Blackberry smartphones (the guy's using a Blackberry smartphone - hope you'll believe me, 'cause the pic showing it is a bit too blurry to post). Ahhh, $12 a pack cigs and a 3G smartphone - life can't get any sweeter for an anti-capitalist "protestor."
Here's a few more, also enjoying those $12 a pack cigs. Y'know, the claims of poverty and exploitation would be a bit more believable if they were at least smoking some roll-your-own - Drum used to be my favorite - after all, it's cheaper:
Finally, the pièce de résistance: two of the only real workers I could find at this merry little ship of fools, this confederacy of dunces. God Bless these gents and keep them well, they are some of the few here who actually deserve some consideration; notice, however, that not only are they working hard, they're not whinging about how hard they have it, and quite frankly, they have it substantially harder than any of the middle-class, trustafarian, college-educated "protestors" do. God Bless you gentlemen:(just as a gentle jab at certain "sensitive" points: I would point out that these guys are also about the only immigrants I could see at this "protest" - apparently, immigrants come here to work hard and make something better for themselves - guess the U.S. isn't nearly half so bad as the rest of the world; perhaps the "protestors" would like to go find that out for themselves first-hand).