The Occupy Wall Street protestors are having a hard time keeping their leaderless collective model working. The Organizers put a two-hour-a-day limit on the loud drum circle and are taking half the money the musicians earn in tips. One angry drummer said they already have over $500,000 in donations, and griped, “They’re like the banks we’re protesting.”
- Except they haven’t handed out a single toaster oven.
- I remember a similar experiment that turned out the same way… it was called “Communism”.
Meanwhile, Zucotti Park has become a magnet for homeless people and theives who are helping themselves to the protesters’ stuff. One woman said, “If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing…and get medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back. There’s a lot of takers here, and they feel entitled”.
- She wanted to say more, but it was her turn to go collect half of the drummers’ profits.