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October 27, 2011

Of course you did not need yet another reason to hate and despise the code pinko's geezer boomerdom, but here it is anyway. When I'm king I'm sending in the tumbrils.... hourly

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad. --Occupy Wall Street kitchen slowdown targets squatters - NYPOST.com

Hey, why feed people who have not been VETTED!?

Posted by Vanderleun at October 27, 2011 6:49 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Gee, I thought that they were all for sharing the wealth with unfortunate mistake makers and the disenfranchised poor.

Posted by: monkeyfan at October 27, 2011 8:12 AM

So, according to them, some folks are more deserving of redistribution than others.

I hope they never leave, seriously, they provide more teachable moments than one could hope for. First they start the occupation without even knowing why their there, then they come up with demands that are so laughable it’s sad, then they have thieves run off…err, confiscate their wealth, now they’re upset with vagabonds free loading off their hard work. Throw in some rampant anti-Semitism, sexual assaults, drug usage…rioting…and bang! Total awesomeness.

Bravo, well done, keep it up.

Posted by: tim at October 27, 2011 8:54 AM

It's Bush's fault.

Posted by: RedCarolina at October 27, 2011 9:27 AM

So the rioting, anti-semitic defecators are slamming up against real life, eh?

How touching.

Anybody else notice how this whole #OWS thing is unfolding like a time-lapse, compressed version of the 60's?

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at October 27, 2011 9:48 AM

So the OWS people don't believe in charity. Hmm.

Posted by: Gloria at October 27, 2011 11:08 AM

Are they having fun yet??

Don: Hadn't thought of it that way, but, yeah. Actually, about the last 3 - 4 years - 1967 to 1970 - '71.

Posted by: leelu at October 27, 2011 11:51 AM

Don Rodrigo,

The accelerated-pace aspect of this is perfectly observed, and thanks. It mirrors the same phenomenon in history at large - whatever is happening, the main thing to realize is that it's happening faster.

And leelu, '67-'71 was the '60s, in the popular application of the term. None of that crap happened earlier, and the '70s didn't get underway until Watergate.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at October 27, 2011 1:24 PM

@Rob de Witt: I always thought "the Sixties" began with JFK's assassination (1963), and ended with Nixon's re-election (1972).

Posted by: Skorpion at October 27, 2011 1:40 PM

Skorpion,

Not in my experience. Things stayed real normal until the Summer of "Love", at least if you weren't in California.

Take a look at some of the pictures of "youth" in the middle of the decade. Only a very few were in costume.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at October 27, 2011 2:50 PM

I concur with Rob. I'm an early 'boomer, and was witness to a lot of this.

The #OWS are mostly young enough that their parents are, on average, younger than I am. They have no one in their life who can tell them how dumbassedly stupid they are.

The "Age of Aquarius" was a huge hunting ground for sociopaths and sexual predators. Middle-class kids-turned-flower children wee routinely victimized in the earliest years, starting with the Summer of Love, and were despised by poor ethnics for going around barefoot and unkempt in their "faux poverty" affectation.

Historical and social amnesia happens in an appallingly short span of time, shorter than ever these days. Mitakes at all levels of society are being repeated at shorter intervals, including bad movie remakes. We are surrounded by more and more stunted people.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at October 27, 2011 3:06 PM

I have a friend who monthly loads a truck with clothing and food and makes a midnight run to NYC. Makes 3-4 stops & hands out the goodies to the homeless. Always a crowd.

Friday, Oct 21, he found nobody -- nobody -- at any of the normal stops.

hmmmm ..... you don't think they went elsewhere for better food and more company..... nah.....

Posted by: Babs at October 27, 2011 4:28 PM

I always thought "the Sixties" began with JFK's assassination (1963), and ended with Nixon's re-election (1972).

The end point was the Saudi oil embargo in 1973, the price of gasoline doubled within a few months, supplies were very tight, and it threw the country into a very sharp recession. You had no money, you couldn't afford gas, the good times were over.

Posted by: Fat Man at October 27, 2011 6:18 PM

I should make it clear that in late november of 1963, JFK was assasinated, which was a major bummer. And in December, the Beatles music arrived. Walter Cronkite, America's anchorman, paid a Pan Am stewardess (check out the new TV series about them) to bring a Beatles record (a 45 rpm vinyl) from London to NYC. he played it on the CBS evening news and it was electrifying.

JFK's assassination was used by Lyndon Johnson to obtain passage of the civil rights act of 1964, another hallmark of the 60s. Of course JFK began the Vietnam War, but Johnson began to escalate it in 1964, and by 1965 it was going full blast, another feature of the 60s.

Posted by: Fat Man at October 27, 2011 7:15 PM

How's this for an "American Decades" timeline:

The Twenties: Passage of Volstead Act (1919) to Black Friday (1929)

The Thirties: Black Friday to Pearl Harbor (1941)

The Forties: Pearl Harbor to the Korean War Cease-Fire (1953)

The Fifties: Korean War Cease-Fire to the JFK Assassination (1963)

The Sixties: JFK Assassination to the Oil Embargo (1973)

The Seventies: Oil Embargo to the Reagan Election (1980)

The Eighties: Reagan to Clinton (1992)

The Nineties: Clinton to 9/11 (2001)

The Oughts: 9/11 to...?

Posted by: Skorpion at October 27, 2011 7:50 PM

Skorp,

Good list, and well thought-out - although I still disagree strongly about the '60s.

What needs to be kept in mind is that 20-year-olds, up until 1965, were war babies. The transition into the Baby Boomer generation wasn't gradual, but immediate. All the folks I knew my age and a few years older were intent on making their own way, and getting adulthood under way at the earliest opportunity. All of my friends were roundly astonished at the lock-step "individualism" suddenly embraced by kids just a year or two younger in '67 and '68.

Up til that time nobody I knew would have been anything but embarrassed to find himself joining mass movements, at rock concerts, demonstrations or anything else.

JFK's assassination shook us up to be sure (I was 18,) but people were still pretty much hoping to go back to normal, not tear everything up. Look up some old magazines and TV shows to see how '50s everything still looked in '65.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at October 27, 2011 8:35 PM

Fat Man, there is one error in your history. Eisenhower sent in the first troops to Vietnam. An older friend flew the 19's ferrying supplies and advisors around to the various dust-ups. That was '58 and early '59.

We were sticking our fingers in the pudding in '55. JFK and LBJ just continued the polluting of the military dessert.

Posted by: Peccable at October 28, 2011 1:51 AM

FWIW, Truman sent the first miltary advisors and equipment to Vietnam to help prop up the French.

And, yes. Those gas lines in '73 were certainly an eye-opener.

Posted by: arcs at October 28, 2011 3:55 AM

My snappy-talking wife nailed it: "Those OWS people only want to associate with WHITE-COLLAR freeloaders."

Posted by: Mike Anderson at October 28, 2011 5:40 AM

Peccable wrote: "Fat Man, there is one error in your history. Eisenhower sent in the first troops to Vietnam."

I am not sure that sending in the first troops and starting the war are the same thing. OTOH, what very few people now know is that JFK ran to the right of Ike, and wanted a more aggressive approach to the USSR (which he botched), and lowered the WWII tax rates.

Skorpion wrote: "The Oughts: 9/11 to...?"

The fall of 2008, the banking crisis and the liberal crisis. Assuming Hussein is cashiered in 2012, it will take years to dig us out of this mess.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 28, 2011 7:51 AM

These kids today seem to believe that they missed the 60s, they missed Woodstock, they would like to be hippies. But they have no idea how far off the mark they are. I remember those days well. REAL hippies (like the Hog Farm and the Diggers) would open stores where food and clothing was available, for free, to anyone. Nobody was refused service, and more people showed up to donate than to take. Then hard drugs arrived, and things went to hell.

These kids today seem to be saying - I went to school, I tried. I have extremely high self esteem. Never lost a basketball game in school. No team ever lost in school. But success in the real world is HARD. It will probably take YEARS. So, I WANT IT NOW! Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee.

Pathetic, but entertaining.

Posted by: Michael Gersh at October 28, 2011 9:43 AM

Rob,

I chose those dates, because, as I remember (I know, I know...) that was about the lifespan. We had the Sunset Strip riots in L.A. in 66 , summer of Love in '67 in 'frisco, and by '71 we'd gone from hippies to yippies. Head shops on Hollywood Bl., strange goings on in Laurel Canyon, influx of the Krishnas, and f'ing guitar Masses.

And really cheap pot.

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