Costs of the Occupiers

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Occupy Boston, by contrast, neither sought nor obtained any proper permits at any level, according to the Boston Globe. Instead, city and park officials have been cowed into providing them gratis electricity and camp space lest there be “conflict.”

Many of these occupiers are primarily occupied as paid rent-a-mobsters for unions, left-wing think tanks and the radical Working Families Party. While one collective hand soaks the taxpayers, the other hand is busy soliciting free stuff. Occupy Los Angeles activists took to Skype on their laptops to solicit donations of iPhones and iPads.

Occupy Wall Street members on Twitter organized an ongoing “#needsoftheoccupiers” drive for everything from batteries and tarps to “gently used” coats and sweaters, wool socks, sleeping bags and energy bars. Occupy Austin organizers publicized their wish list, including a free barbecue grill, portable toilets, extension cords, a Bobcat forestry cutter for clearing brush and network cameras for a livestream.

These are not principled advocates of fiscal responsibility. They are professional freeloaders.

Unlike tea party activists who focused like a laser beam on politicians in both parties responsible for redistributing wealth to Big Business cronies by force, the Occupy Wall Street movement is everywhere and nowhere. The entitled Kamp Alinsky Kids are poaching WiFi and trespassing on private property under the guise of “social justice” but in plain service of themselves.

Their T-shirts and speeches glorify Marxist radicals Che Guevara, Emiliano Zapata and Chairman Mao. They lionize convicted death row cop killer Troy Davis and WikiLeaks collaborator Bradley Manning. They condemn “Nazi Bankers,” Jews, Fox News, the American Legislative Exchange Council, Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker, the Koch family and the New York Police Department (“Pigs!”). They promote the illegal alien DREAM Act and 9/11 Trutherism.

They spout bumper-sticker profanities and inanities: “F**k banks.” “Unf**k the world.” “Fuuuuu*k.” “Free education.” “Smash nationalism.” “People not profits.”

They flash peace signs while celebrity supporter Roseanne Barr calls for beheading financial industry workers and fellow marchers call explicitly for “violent revolution” or for Obama to “Send SEAL Team 6″ to Wall Street.

Then they huff and puff (preferably in a creepy uniform chant they call the “human microphone”) that we just haven’t taken the time to understand what they’re all about — as they hawk $20 “Eat the Rich” polo shirts and license their protest photos to Getty Images.

Viva la revolucion! Up with people! Stop the greed! (Cha-ching. Cha-ching.)

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  • mjazz

    Just pretend to be an illegal alien and go to a sanctuary city if you want free stuff.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    The police like to provide the illusion that they have an infinite amount of personnel and control. They don’t have an infinite supply of money though. Boston generally doesn’t care if it passes on multimillion dollar costs to the taxpayers. Why start caring now?

  • tagalog

    The need for the park to be cleaned by entities other than the people who caused the filth to exist is ample evidence that the Occupy Wall Street folks and their ilk can't be expected to practice what they preach with regard to having respect for the environment. Also, they are expecting businesses, quite possibly -gasp!- EVIL CORPORATIONS, to do the cleaning up after them.

    Just like Mom cleaning their rooms for them 'way back three or four years ago when they were in high school.

  • rulierose

    this is really sad. is this what our country has come to? where city leaders acquiesce to unwashed freeloaders to "avoid conflict"? and this is the country I was expecting to stand up to Iran? yeah right.

    we've become a nation of wusses.

  • StephenD

    Ms. Malkin once again makes clear in no uncertain terms exactly what is happening. These selfish undisciplined spoiled kids are prime for a tyrant. They will be led to believe they have say over how this thing plays out when in fact, they’ll be following a scripted program…and not even know it. They are like little children being sent through a fun house at a carnival. Without realizing it they do exactly what is expected of them until, at the end, they are sent on their way; their usefulness depleted. The powers behind this “thing” called OWS is what concerns me. I hope to G_d we are keeping track of them and after the election in 2012 we expose them for what they are; Enemies of America.

    • jmc610

      I hope we make it to the elections…