November 6, 2011
Consider Boy and Girl Scout Jamborees[Every year] Strangers instantly come together to pool limited resources and help each other out.
Within hours, they can create a physically safe and emotionally supportive ad hoc community while they wait for outside help to arrive. Given all that, just how pathetic is it that the various "Occupy" mobs can't even come close to providing the same level of effective self-organization in their little campground cum shantytowns? Even the most trivial decisions take hours of protracted debate that often end without deciding on an action. The "Occupiers" in many cities have rioted, attacking random individuals and destroying businesses large and small. Almost all of the sites nationwide are plagued internally by violence and theft. -- Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » It's Time for the Grownups to Send the Children Home HT: 4th Checkraise.
Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 6, 2011 6:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
They all want to be in charge, but none of them will accept responsibility.
We have come to this.
Posted by: TmjUtah at November 6, 2011 7:44 PM
Rolling around in fecal matter doesn't sound like a jamboree.
Posted by: Peccable at November 7, 2011 6:19 AM
Mark Steyn said it: Anarchy for statists.
Posted by: pfsm at November 7, 2011 10:55 AM
Along these lines, there's this at Insty's today.
Posted by: Julie at November 7, 2011 6:36 PM
Scouts are trained how to set up and manage (what is essentially) a tent city. It does involve a command hierarchy, and delegation of duties. You know, "organization". And organization requires a clearly stated purpose or goal, so that the organization can be, well, organized effectively to serve the goals or purposes.
If it wasn't so dangerous, I'd say send in a couple of troops of Brownies to show the Occupiers how it's done!
Posted by: leelu at November 8, 2011 9:59 AM