Every year, thousands of boy and girl scouts head out into the wild and set up camp sites. They even do so on a scale of thousands when they have Jamborees. Even more impressively, the vast majority of the people organizing and doing the work are just teenagers. We see the same level of impressive self-organization when natural disasters hit. Strangers instantly come together to pool limited resources and help each other out. Within hours, they can create a physically safe and emotionally supportive ad hoc community while they wait for outside help to arrive.
Given all that, just how pathetic is it that the various “Occupy” mobs can’t even come close to providing the same level of effective self-organization in their little campground cum shantytowns? Even the most trivial decisions take hours of protracted debate that often end without deciding on an action. The “Occupiers” in many cities have rioted, attacking random individuals and destroying businesses large and small. Almost all of the sites nationwide are plagued internally by violence and theft. The New York Occupy campground has even had to establish a women’s only tent to prevent rapes.
Do these pathetic, immature, egocentric twits actually expect the rest of us to allow them to influence any major public policy? When people are losing jobs and homes and entire communities and even states are sliding into bankruptcy, why would we turn to such overt incompetents for leadership? If they can’t manage a campground or honestly manage 500,000 donated dollars, why would we think they can manage a city government or regulate a bank?
It might be one thing if the Occupiers had some original or insightful ideas. People advancing novel ideas have to be given the leeway to fail. But all the ideas the Occupiers put forward are at best ’60s retreads. All these ideas have been tried and they have failed. Like the rest of the world-wide Left which hasn’t had an original idea in 40+ years, the Occupiers are political reactionaries seeking to return to ’60s, the last time they had any influence. Why should we give the Occupiers any leeway for repeating stupidity?
The Occupiers offer nothing new and they can’t even manage themselves. They and their supporters are pathetically delusional if they think they were, are or will ever be significant or influential decision-makers. They are the spoiled children of privilege whose acting out the middle-class tolerates precisely because the middle-class knows they are impotent children. The moment their disruptions grow too large or go on too long, the middle-class adults will show up and send everyone home.
I think playtime’s gone on long enough, don’t you?