the OWS kitchen staff are resisting the efforts of the most vulnerable to better their diet and redress past inequities, as classism rears its ugly head. Through ruthless propaganda at the street hall meetings these privileged few have prevailed on the broad masses of occupiers to vote against the principles of equity and social justice by further marginalizing the bologna-less homeless and consigning them to soup kitchens for the poor. An Obama administration official had this to say:
During these trying times it is paramount for the homeless, smelly and violently thuggish Americans to receive fair treatment, equally with the never-do-well useless librat Americans. The jobless Columbia U graduates who were dumb enough to accumulate $100K in debts to pay for degrees in getting to nowhere should own up to the privilege they have enjoyed in being able to camp much less molested than could be expected in the middle of the vibrant Manhattan community, just a short train ride from the heart of the underprivileged inner city neighborhoods of outlying Manhattan and Bronx. Indeed, they have also enjoyed the great educational privileges dependent heavily on the community’s not mugging and raping them on their way to class. It is unconscionable, then, for these non-diverse non-productive non-taxpayers to refuse to share the good food with all God’s children in New York City. The Justice Department will monitor the food distribution process and will consider suing in the event of further illegal exclusionary activities by the Bologna Party.
Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders
The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday – because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.
They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.
To show they mean business, the kitchen staff refused to serve any food for two hours yesterday in order to meet with organizers to air their grievances, sources said.
They’re running a protest, not a charity.
Whoa dude you have officially blown my mind. I guess everyone who support OWS is wrong, then! And shit.
The New York Post? Really?
I googled a phrase from your quote and found only this thread.
This is the break the McCain campaign has been waiting for.
I would never have thought the OWS had an “official kitchen” providing free food to protesters. Where do the ingredients come from? Presumably someone is paying for it at some point
I hear that the protestors are also not adopting orphans and caring for lepers. Clearly they hate children and sick people too.
Mostly donations. See
this article for some information.
It’s kind and generous people like you that keep me coming back here.
The WSJ has a good short editorial today along these same lines. One tidbit–several drummers were complaining about a 50% “percussion tax” on their tips.
And some of the protestors have appointed themselves/volunteered as “kitchen staff”?
If anyone’s working an 18 hour day, sounds like they need to call for more contributions from the unwashed masses.
Valid thread topic (example):
The OWA protest confronts seeming contradiction in its goals and positions when the homeless seek to participate in the food being procured and prepared for the protesters.
I think that’s a fair commentary on the tension between the apparent goals of the movement and… well… reality.
“Hilarious.” (sarcastic smiley), and an example of content-free ranting, not debate.
Here’s an article from The Atlantic Wire responding to the New York Post article.
The OP quoted a large portion of the Post article, and I’ve shortened that quote in keeping with our fair use guidelines.
While the OP went about in the absolute worst way possible, I actually agree with him. The OWS protestors should be showing the world they are all about helping the 99%, the entire 99%, and if that means buying cheaper food or gathering more donations, then so be it.
Besides that, there’s an easy fix to this. Hand out food coupons at certain times of the day and if you’re not on hand to get a coupon then you don’t eat. That’ll weed out all but the most determined freeloaders.