Not Feral Enough
The entire Western world is in the grip of a revolution that his shaking civilization to its foundations. We wonder what will survive. It is everywhere. Occupy Wall Street has achieved that its instigators intended. It has gone global.
Here are three independent reviews/reports from the most intrepid amongst us. Firstly, breaking news from the US, courtesy of Michelle Malkin:
It’s 11:00pm Eastern and the Occupiers are swarming the streets of the Big Apple.
Because they can.
Guess all the government housing and student loan candy President Obama is handing out isn’t enough.
The aerial live stream is here via CBS News.
Watching for the past 10 minutes, it isn’t clear where these aimless Kamp Alinsky Kids are going.
I’ll keep you updated.
David Freddoso tweets: “This isn’t going to end well.”
Well, except for all the police officers collecting overtime, I guess…
Heckuva job, Mikey Bloomberg!
And . . .
The riot police are apparently in San Francisco now, ready to evict the Occupier dregs. Livestream here.
The Oakland occupiers have just voted to go on a “general strike.”
I’m confused. Aimless, unemployed Kamp Alinsky Kids are going to walk off jobs…they don’t have?
Occupy Wall Street declares: “People are talking about a #generalstrike This could be huge and change the course of the nation.”
Nope, still going in the same direction: Down the tubes.
Then, on to London. This from the Daily Mail:
These are the damning images that prove the anti-capitalist protest that has closed St Paul’s Cathedral is all but deserted at night.
Footage from a thermal imaging camera taken late at night reveals just a fraction of the makeshift camp was occupied.
An independent thermal imaging company, commissioned by the Daily Mail, captured these pictures after similar footage from a police helicopter found only one in ten tents were occupied after dark.
Lone protest: Just three tents are occupied, as shown by the yellow and red from the thermal imaging camera. Behind, similar colours highlight warmer shops and their windows. Empty tents are in purple.
See what we mean. This is cataclysmic.
Then on to New Zealand, where OWS protesters have taken over Aotea Square in Auckland. Another intrepid reporter, this time Cactus Kate has gone deep into the bowels of the movement and found . . .
I had a half hour spare today waiting for a delivery to arrive for me at Smith & Caughey Queens Street, while I’m accidentally in town for a very quick trip, so around 2pm so I took up the Occupy challenge to go down to Aotea Square and have a look at the protest. . . .
The stench of the unwashed was soon apparent, although in two days if the gas pipeline from Taranaki is not fixed, unwashed Auckland central residents could be everywhere. These people aren’t even Labour voters. They are worse than that. We are talking Alliance or Mana. Or even too stoned to vote.
I was not dressed in a suit which would be a sign of war. Given I had showered that morning and blonde it was quite apparent I was there on my Blackberry to take photos and perhaps I was the 1% enemy. Any competent protest movement would have at least questioned my presence. Alas not our Occupiers.
Now I’m not anti-weed. But it was soon evident that the non-violent, non-alcoholic protest was fuelled on dak. The rolling eyes of the 40 people I counted in the vicinity were proof they were either psychiatric patients, or stoned. Or perhaps both.
These people are not even useful idiots for the great revolutionary cause. They are comfortably well-off sycophants. Not nearly feral enough to be revolutionaries. They are too well fed.