Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
“I’m not getting paid, but I’m not gonna stand for it. Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff? All it does is make people not wanna come here anymore,” [Harry] Wyman fumed.
Some people are really poor at identifying irony when it falls right in their lap. The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been at it now for weeks demanding the wealthy be relieved of their fortunes against their will for the benefit of those less fortunate than themselves. But for one reason or another, only when the protesters are relieved of their possessions against their will, they are able to recognize it as stealing.
I hope someone makes the point to the ‘victims’ that perhaps the ‘thieves’ are even less fortunate than the person who owned a $5,500 lap top and his wealth was simply being redistributed to the .01%er. The thief was merely following through with the message: Take from the rich and give to the poor. What’s the problem? Apparently, someone’s going to need a spoon full of sugar for this medicine.
Remember back when UC Merced students were all about wealth redistribution, that is until they were asked to redistribute their GPA points to those students who were not on academic par with themselves (See: Let’s redistribute your GPA)? They were able to see that taking from someone who worked for what they had in order to give it to someone who didn’t, was inherently wrong. It truly seems as though leftists are able to understand their political view is wrong only when they are forced to be a part of the mix. Taking what does not belong to you is wrong. Whether it’s a laptop, a camera, or a bank account. If it’s not yours, you aren’t entitled to it.