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Hard Times at Occupy Boston
The Nation ^ | December 2, 2011 | Sam Graham-Felsen

Posted on 12/04/2011 7:27:47 AM PST by Second Amendment First

Edited on 12/05/2011 8:37:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

John Ford signed up for a revolution, but he’s running a clinic.

In the early days of Occupy Boston, Ford, a 30-year-old bookstore owner from the white, blue-collar town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Alex Ingram, a 22-year-old African-American from Georgia who served in the Air Force as a linguist, would stay up late into the night in Occupy Boston’s library. Enveloped by Rousseau and Chomsky, they’d ponder big ideas about how to change the system. But tonight they’re grappling with a different set of issues: How do we deal with Henry, who’s drunk and pissed off again and recently threatened another Occupier with a hammer? What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off? And what the hell are we going to do about Phil?


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 99percentlie; corruption; democrats; fraud; liberalfilth; liberals; obama; obamasminions; occupiers; occupy; occupyboston; occupywallstreet; occuscum; occutards; occutrash; ows; owscrime; owsisajoke
...Weird Street, a narrow patch of grass on the camp’s periphery so named by the section’s inhabitants. Weird Street is where many of the homeless, mentally ill, alcohol abusers and drug addicts have made their home. Most people I spoke to estimated that these people make up about half of the camp.

In the 60's, this movement would have been named "Occupy State Mental Hospital".

1 posted on 12/04/2011 7:27:54 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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Luckily, it’s unseasonably mild when I arrive on site a few days after Thanksgiving. The first person I meet is a 28-year-old named Drake with baggy rave-style gear and a pointy gemstone stud in his lip. He’s riding a stationary bicycle that has been hooked up to a power generator by MIT graduate students and playing a didgeridoo that he brought to camp—and he’s having a fantastic time. “Even the police like this bike,” he says in a thick New England accent. “They say ‘oh my gawd, that’s so imaginative!’ ”

Every John Wayne WWII movie set in the Pacific had a little Filipino guy riding a bike to power the radio. And now these clowns think they invented it? Doesn't sound like History Majors; probably gender studies or Poli-Sci.

2 posted on 12/04/2011 7:32:21 AM PST by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: Second Amendment First

Go home already, Occupy idiots.


3 posted on 12/04/2011 7:32:34 AM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: Bernard

But they’re MIT graduate students!


4 posted on 12/04/2011 7:35:00 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Bernard

Meant to add, probably with advanced degrees in puppetry.


5 posted on 12/04/2011 7:36:16 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

save


6 posted on 12/04/2011 7:36:29 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Second Amendment First.


7 posted on 12/04/2011 7:40:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Just give ‘em a couple months in their self-created “utopia” and they’ll implode all on their own.

oh wait....that’s already happened.

Doncha love how one of the leaders featured, “John”, owes everything he has to his fathers hard work and premature death.


8 posted on 12/04/2011 7:45:51 AM PST by digger48
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To: Second Amendment First

I think they have gone too far with assuming the public thinks capitalism is immoral. US capitalism has fostered the best living standard around. Even the “poor” have housing and cell phones.


9 posted on 12/04/2011 7:47:15 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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I think they have gone too far with assuming the public thinks capitalism is immoral. US capitalism has fostered the best living standard around. Even the “poor” have housing and cell phones.


10 posted on 12/04/2011 7:47:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Second Amendment First
What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off?

Hmmm... in most places that would be considered prostitution....I guess in occupy goof land it's simply called "barter"

11 posted on 12/04/2011 7:49:13 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off?

You say, "You selfish capitalist! Is it all about money to you? The poor have a right to your vagina!"

12 posted on 12/04/2011 8:02:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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hooked up to a power generator by MIT graduate students

I once hooked up a bike generator, and I never even went to MIT!

13 posted on 12/04/2011 8:10:46 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Second Amendment First

yep “just like the Tea Party”...lol!


14 posted on 12/04/2011 8:19:45 AM PST by bigbob
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"John won’t say the word, but it’s clear that he’s the de facto leader of Occupy Boston. When he talks, other Occupiers listen."

This reminds me of the role played by Luke Askew in the movie "EASY RIDER".

There's always the one guy who is waaay cooler than everyone else. He cruises above the turbulence, takes advantage of the work the others do, stops by now and then with a bag of goodies or to make it with his choice of the female flock. These guys have a way of appearing and stepping up to a place of reverence where they lord over the minions but never get tarnished, beaten, or arrested. They enjoy everything pleasurable or sensational and avoid any this bad.


15 posted on 12/04/2011 8:41:57 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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"John won’t say the word, but it’s clear that he’s the de facto leader of Occupy Boston. When he talks, other Occupiers listen."

This reminds me of the role played by Luke Askew in the movie "EASY RIDER".

There's always the one guy who is waaay cooler than everyone else. He cruises above the turbulence, takes advantage of the work the others do, stops by now and then with a bag of goodies or to make it with his choice of the female flock. These guys have a way of appearing and stepping up to a place of reverence where they lord over the minions but never get tarnished, beaten, or arrested. They enjoy everything pleasurable or sensational and avoid any this bad. The guy on the bike is probably powering up John's cappuccino machine so he can invite some babes over for a sample.


16 posted on 12/04/2011 8:43:59 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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For a more modern reference, think of Matthew McConaughey in "Dazed and Confused"


17 posted on 12/04/2011 8:49:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First
Enveloped by Rousseau and Chomsky...

D'oh!

18 posted on 12/04/2011 10:38:11 AM PST by csvset
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Orwell’s ‘’Animal Farm’’ pales in comparison to this. Never in all my life as an American could I ever have imagined anything so stupid, so utterly and entirely ignorant and clueless coming to fruition as these idiots. As I’ve said here before this is the cumulative result of some forty years of public school education, or more to the point, brainwashing. Marxist and socialist teachers and professors as well as hippie parents have taught an entire generation of kids that they’re entitled, violently so if they deem it necessary , to someone else’s wealth/property and possessions simply by virtue of their demanding it in the name of ‘’social and economic justice’’. That these morons can’t ever form a coherent message or any kind of effective organization with leadership is the opportune time to eliminate them, i.e, send the cops in everywhere they are and chase them out cracking a few skulls, literally, along the way so they get the message that anywhere they decide to camp out and start up their lawlessness they’ll be dealt with and nipped in the bud quickly. This nonsense has got to stop.


19 posted on 12/04/2011 10:49:07 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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One knowledgeable idiot, mendacious occupier estimated that as many as 10,000 1,000 people have been involved, in some way or another, with Occupy Boston.

Clearly unintentional typos there...

20 posted on 12/04/2011 2:05:39 PM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Second Amendment First

We are seeing the first who will descend into cannibalism when the collapse happens.


21 posted on 12/04/2011 2:57:17 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: Second Amendment First
Reads like a history of communes in the ‘60’s.
22 posted on 12/04/2011 4:19:35 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT has NOT ONCE visited Occupy Boston despite living nearby and posting numerous threads about the importance of the OWS protests.


23 posted on 12/04/2011 4:25:08 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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