I didn’t think I would see it get this stark this quickly, but this article really reads like an article from The Onion.
It seems the Occupy Wall Street folks are getting ticked off over corporate greed and underperforming governance. This wouldn’t be news, except that this time it’s within their own ranks.
The disputes are arising, ironically, but predictably, over money. They have something like $500,000 in the bank.
Dwell on that last sentence for a few moments.
A rag-tag populist movement with socialist roots, an ill-defined mission, and an internal policing problem, has a “General Assembly” and a “Finance Committee,” and has raised $500,000 in a few short weeks which they’re keeping in the bank. I’ve got no problem with them keeping their money in a safe place like a bank, but aren’t the bankers and financiers the Worst People in the Their World?
Then, the tension has arisen because a bunch of the people doing the work of OWS aren’t getting the funding they feel they deserve or need to perform their function. Like the guy in the Comfort Group who has 3 tons of wet laundry from rain storms and no ability to get it all cleaned, along with the responsibility to get adequate cold-weather clothing as the fall wears on and winter approaches.
See, the Comfort Group only gets $150 per day from The Man in Finance, who says he is powerless to give more because it hasn’t been authorized by The Man in the General Assembly.
In other words, it’s just like life in general. Once again, Utopia lives up to its name.
I would quote extensively, but that would mean either just posting the whole article or leaving our some of the good parts. So go read the whole thing, and realize that it’s a serious news article, NOT from The Onion.