Friday, October 21, 2011

Charlotte Occupiers Eat Their Own

The Charlotte Occupiers are eating their own. One of the founding organizers was democratically kicked out of the pack for having the audacity to take a leadership role on a rudderless ship. The 47 year old Thomas Shope was handed a Grecian formula that only the historically literate can appreciate:

CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — “Occupy Charlotte” protesters have carried out an official coup within the group.

Thomas Shope, 47, credited with helping to organize “Occupy Charlotte,” was exiled from the group for claiming leadership.

A YouTube video broadcasts the group’s reasoning with an automated voice speaking over classical piano.

“Some of your actions have compromised the reputation, motivation and unity of the protesters of the ‘Occupy Charlotte’ movement,” it starts.

It went on to accuse him of posing as a person of power who positioned the local movement to invite ridicule.

“Occupy Charlotte,” like its counterparts in cities around the world, governs itself with a lateral democracy and voted him out.

So Shope shut down the Twitter profile and website’s domain for “Occupy Charlotte.” The movement now has several Twitter accounts and Facebook pages that broadcast muddled and conflicting messages.

“They’re a rogue group of kids,” Shope told CBS Charlotte. “They did anything a child can come up with to get people from the group on their side.”

Save a porta-potty problem, “Occupy Charlotte” has been lauded so far as being peaceful, respectful of city laws and cooperative with police.

Since these Marxist didn’t have the foresight to rent portable toilets, I wonder what they’re doing to keep warm on these cold autumn nights, besides fornicating on a public bench. Maybe they dried their dung and are burning it. That would kill two birds with one stone. But wouldn’t that violate city laws? Oh well, it’s time for a movie and a hot cocoa.

Good luck hope and changers. May your nights be as blissful as mine.

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