The hard-working kitchen staff at the New York City Occupy Wall Street jamboree are mad as hell and they ain’t gona take it any more. After slaving 18 hours a day every day to serve up three upscale squares to the hordes of homeless who have descended upon Zuccotti Park, the citizen chefs of the Peoples Republic of Socialist Squatters have slapped down their spatulas in despair.
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.
Some protesters threatened that the high-end meals could be cut off completely if the vagrants and criminals don’t disperse. Unhappiness with their unwelcome guests was apparent throughout the day.
“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out to curb the influx of derelicts”, said Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer.
A security volunteer added that the cooks felt “overworked and underappreciated.” Many of those being fed “are professional homeless people. They know what they’re doing,” said the guard at the food-storage area. NY Post
Derelicts. Professional homeless. My, my….these remarks don’t sound very caring, do they? Where is that sense of social justice we keep hearing about? Occupy Wall Street is well provisioned food-wise, so why not share those nutritious yummy meals with the poor starving homeless and ex-cons who show up each day to chow down a humble handout? Hmmm….maybe the homeless and the other undesirables shifting their way through the tent city of Zuccotti Park need to get themselves some of those snazzy Occupy protestor signs. For surely, if some snotty upper class white kid has the right to a free college education, then certainly a down-and-out black guy living on the streets of NYC has the right to free food.
Interesting that the Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff resent having the fruit of their labor siphoned off by those who fail to contribute to the community. Working hard, serving as a productive citizen, only to find yourself stuck with a bunch of freeloaders who expect to live off the sweat of your brow. Well, well, well….American bourgeois values alive and well at the radical Occupy encampment. We can but chuckle.