It’s the only room I could find.
Really? How hard did he look?
On the Bowery in Chinatown is a hotel that costs a fraction of that. I’ve stayed there when I’ve had to be overnight in the city. It has toilets and showers outside of the rooms, in the common hallways, that everyone has to share. Was such an accommodation beneath him? Who does he think he is? The Normal 99% can’t afford a five-hundred-dollar-a-night room like that!
It is an expensive hotel. Whatever.
And that smug and dismissive “whatever” precisely sums up the entirety of Occupy Wall Street.
A bunch of one-percenters at the top of it manipulating the suffering Normal 99% for their own ends.
Occupiers told The Post that they witnessed other General Assembly and group leaders stay in both the W Downtown and the Marriott Hotel — and said that key players were not present when cops stormed Zuccotti.
Their latest claim is that just about everything in the mainstream media is a lie, including — reported by more than one outlet — the meeting the Deputy Mayor set up with them to try to bring some order to Liberty Plaza.
But, you know, whatever:
Fighting for the truth is hard. Let’s just go marching instead!
Now onto the photos.
All photos taken today, Sunday, November 20, 2011 between 6:40-7:10AM and then again at 7:35-7:40AM. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.
These are all but one of the photos I took.
A through-glass look at their storage space:
The New York City streetlights dimmed at 6:30. But the lights in Liberty Plaza were still on:
There were Occuposers there:
The lights are pretty even in the morning:
There were maybe twenty Brookfield security and NYPD presence was around ten, an increase for NYPD from yesterday.
Some dimwit apparently brought bins, thinking they’d be let in. They were not:
Cropped-zoom of the Occuposers:
How are they going to feel seeing that NY Post article today? How is that going to be explained to them?
Do you know that when companies donated buildings to Mother Theresa’s charity, she insisted that the carpets be ripped up and removed, leaving the bare floor? She understood what it meant to truly be in the Normal 99% and didn’t want luxury surrounding, interfering with, or scandalizing her work.
But, you know, whatever! There’s marching and chanting to be done by all those people who traveled to this city and are now sleeping in churches!
The NYPD Mobile Communications Command Center remains:
My sympathies to the NYPD having to listen to the talking happening in that Plaza. If anyone knows the truth, they must. And they must be laughing their Normal 99% working-class asses off at the naiveté of those who have been snookered there.
About an hour later …
Cropped-zoom of the Occuposers:
Some of them were sitting there wrapped in blankets, with one of them under a blanket in a sleeping position. Brookfield is apparently exercising a bit of leniency. But hey, whatever, because some of the leaders can afford five-hundred-dollar-a-night hotel rooms — and don’t have to go through that ordeal for themselves!
But hey, Solidarity Forever! Whatever!
I hate the Right and the Left. That’s why I voted for Nader.
But I’ve always had a particular disgust with the hypocrisy of the Left. And the opening NY Post article encapsulates exactly why: Limousine Liberalism lives.
It was clear from the placards in that Plaza that the hardcore imbecilic Left was at the heart of this. The hardcore Left has been rejected time and again by the Normal 99% of America. The hardcore Left turns everyone into a victim or a member of a group and cuts people off at the knees, sabotaging any attempt they might have at gaining any real self-esteem or functioning autonomy.
I hate Ayn Rand, but the wisest thing she ever said was this: “The smallest minority is the individual.”
The hardcore Left refuses to ever recognize that minority.
But, you know, whatever!
Previously in the Protest Category