When is the “Occupy Wall Street” like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? I was thinking about the cost to the communities besieged by the Occupy folks and started to think about the similarities to the Gulf Oil spill two years ago. There are many and there are some things that should be similar and I hope that they come to pass…
Unwanted by those most affected: There can be no question that the residents of the Gulf did not want the oil spill, but the same cannot be completely said for the Occupy crowd. Most of these folks have been living in a private park owned by Brookfield Office Management, Zuccotti Park. I cannot understand how the owners could possible want hundreds of Flea Baggers doing their business all over their property. There is probably no connection between the $135.8 million loan given to Brookfield Asset Management by Obama and their silence on the destruction of thier park. Yes the two “Brookfield” companies are related, but some believe that the loan has more to do with the fact that Obama’s White House transition head, John Podesta, has a daughter involved.
Spread of pollution: Hardly a night went by without stories about the spread of the polluting oil slick as it worked through the Gulf. We all remember Obama’s photo-op squatting in the sand contemplating the spill. There has not been much said about the spread of human waste spreading through the park and I want to see Obama squatting by a pile of Flea Bagger waste.
Taking repsonsibility for the waste: BP set up a billion dollar relief fund to repay those affected by the spill. No such luck from the organizers of the Occupy crowd as they want NYC to take care of their waste;
“I think the mayor and some of his ‘clonies’ are trying to use tactics to get us to move out of the park. There’s a lot of stuff we wouldn’t have to clean up if the city provided basic human rights, like a Port-A-Potty. If you would’ve given us a Port-A-Potty 30 days ago, we would’ve maintained it ourselves.”
Man’s unalienable rights to life, liberty, and a port-a-potty! NYC is taking steps to clean up the potential virulent conditions and the Flea Baggers are not happy. They are also tightening up the rules for the Occupy Zuccotti Park movement no longer allowing tarps, laying on the ground or benches, sleeping bags, or tents.
Who pays: Again, BP took responsibility for the cleanup, but what about the Occupy crowd? The authorities should be gathering intelligence about who is organizing the protests and they should be compelled to compensate the public for the costs associated for the events. Hopefully public officials will have the wherewithal and intestinal fortitude to seek payment for their services. This goes for all of the other cities were “sattelite” protests are cropping up. By some accounts the Occupy crowd is at least in part funded by organizations supported by one of the ten richest men in America, George Soros. He can certainly afford to shell out a few hundred million dollars towards the effort and think of the jobs he’ll be creating.
Deep Water: Obama was trying to find out “whose ass to kick“
Occupy Wall Street: “I think it [the protest] expresses the frustrations that the American people feel.”
Why: There promises to be numerous lawsuits over who really was at fault for the BP oil spill. One thing that can be known is that no company wants to have that kind of loss in both product and public perception of their organization. If you have watched any of the interviews with Flea Baggers their responses range from wanting their own “Woodstock” to someone to pay off their massive school loans to more double rainbows. Okay I made that last one up. The BP spill was an accident the Occupy is intentional disruption and destruction of property.
The End: The effects of the BP oil spill seemed to be severely overstated and much of the damage has been mitigated. There seems to be no end in sight for the protesters, but the rain has dampened (pun intended) thier spirits and I am thinking that a New York winter will lesson the resolve of all but the professional protesters (i.e. those paid by the unions and Soros…alegedly).
I have to admit that I have enjoyed hearing the young protesters in their own words and am extremely grateful to have been blessed with children who can express a thought. Of course they have not been educated by Harvard, Columbia, or NYU.