Funniest story of the day by the wonderful Ginger Otis at The New York Post. It details squabbling among protesters over — wait for it — the $500,000 in wealth they have accumulated.
With quotes like these from “occupiers” it’s hard not to laugh:
“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?”
And with explanations like these from members of said “Finance” committee:
“We don’t have the power for that. They have to go to the General Assembly. If it’s approved, we pay out that amount and make sure everything is accounted for,” he said.
Within the next few days, the Financial Committee will release a detailed report, he said.
Yesterday, a huge flat-screen TV went up in Zuccotti Park for a movie night and pajama party with popcorn.
This is beginning to sound more Lord of the Flies than Hegelian utopia.