By the Left Coast Rebel
"And this is the problem when you, you know, when your movement involves sleeping over in the park. You wind up attracting the people who were sleeping over in the park anyway.
...just a bunch of douchebags who think throwing a chair through the Starbucks window is going to bring on the revolution."
Does anyone other than the desperate, fawning left-wing press take #OccupyWallStreet seriously now?
Somewhere in between the rapes, private property trashing, incessant obnoxiousness, worthless marches, riot police rubber-bullet-sprayed mobs and homesteading -- which has absolutely nothing to do with free speech, zip, zero, nada -- Americans have gone from losing interest to becoming adamantly against the #Occupy "movement".
Why's that you ask?
As a personal aside, yesterday we spent a beautiful afternoon at Balboa Park here in San Diego. It was crowded but for good reason: the sun and sunny-70s temps were an irresistible Saturday afternoon draw for locals looking to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather.
Near sunset, as we were driving out of the park, I noticed a commotion on one of the main throughways heading out (Park Blvd, if you live here), there was a lot of traffic but something else was going on; a lot of braking and commotion. I thought it might be a clever homeless juggler guy (saw a few of those earlier), a roadside "magician" or God forbid, a bicycle accident or something.
As we inched our way down Park, the cause of the fuss became apparent: a strangly-scraggly, beaded, dread-locked and jobless (by choice and drug use; both someone else's fault) dirty-hippy Occupier was taunting the peaceful Balboa Park families exiting the area with a large OCCUPY SAN DIEGO! sign.
She desperately flailed and flaunted said sign with her left hand (her good hand?) while also violently banging away on some sort of snare like a circus chimp on coke with her right hand. I assume that just like us, park visitors were not enamored, amused or sympathetic to this sad woman's cause. The bright side is that her effort was obviously playing a small role in the final discreditation of #OccupyWallStreet, at least locally.
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It's kind of like the windshield squeegee guys in Manhattan a few years back. At first they were a novelty and folks indulged them. But when they became belligerent -- and an incredible nuisance -- their welcome quickly faded.
Updated: Background on the title to this post.