"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mugged By Reality II

Here's another example of how the Occupy Wall Street protesters are getting mugged by reality.   You might think that young students, including a lot of young women, living in a commune in the middle of an urban area sharing food and beds wouldn't attract... well, let's just say an unsavory element.   You might think that... if you somehow reached adulthood with no common sense and not even the most rudimentary understanding of human nature.   Yet it seems to be a surprise for some of the Occupy Wall Street organizers that their little protest camp is being infested by homeless and ex-cons:
"We have compassion toward everyone. However, we have certain rules and guidelines," said Lauren Digioia, 26, a member of the sanitation committee.
"If you're going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back," Digioia said. "There's a lot of takers here and they feel entitled."
It's just a guess, but I'd say that 100% of the "99%" at the Occupy Wall Street protests are "takers" who "feel entitled."  

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