The “Occupy” crime wave of rapes, assaults, vandalism, theft, and assorted other felonies in the name of “social justice” is finally coming to an end.
From Powerline Blog.
Remember when the Democratic Party saw the Occupy movement as the Left’s equivalent of the Tea Party? That lasted until it became obvious that 1) Occupy wasn’t actually much of a movement, and 2) to the extent it existed, it was an embarrassment. Occupy is in the process of fading away, not with a bang but a whimper, and with more criminal prosecutions to its credit than normal citizens converted to the leftist cause.
But, much as a dead frog’s legs will continue kicking for a while, a few remnants of Occupy cling to a fitful existence. To see what the “movement” is up to these days, check out this online diary that documents the Occupy Caravan. The Caravan is a group of nine leftists who are driving, in two minivans, from California to Philadelphia. The diary, by one James Jennison, is hilarious but sad. You can’t help feeling sorry for this ragtag band of misfits who evidently think they are making some kind of political statement.
Jennison was worried about how many people would show up in Oakland, but not for the reason you might expect:
“My fears were also abated when I started seeing people start to show up. I don’t know how many people I was expecting to show up, but I have to admit, I was worried that we would not have enough room to bring everyone.
Fortunately, we left Oakland with 9 people. We have 4 people in each van, and one person traveling in his own vehicle.”
Nine people. Wow. The revolution is a little shorthanded.
Jennison is candid in expressing concerns about one of his fellow travelers:
“Well, it’s been an interesting past couple of hours. I’m really having some doubts regarding one of the people in the van I am in. He is extremely confrontational, controlling, and, in my humble opinion, thinks way to [sic] highly of himself.
I don’t know what is going to come out of this with him. I’m definitely not comfortable with having him on this trip. I’m really wishing I had voiced my concerns about him before we left yesterday. Now I worry about how miserable I am going to be for most of this trip.
I have the option of switching to the other van when we reach Elko, however the van I am in is the only one with a power inverter, and I need to be able to charge the phone and battery pack to be able to stream.
This is going to be a very long trip…”
The band of idiots.
……Finally, on day 6, they reached Wichita, Kansas, and swung into action:
“The big excitement for us today was the protest we did at Koch Industries. Granted, it was a Saturday, and there was nobody there other than a few security guards, we did get some honks of support from vehicles that were passing by.”
Their “big excitement” was visiting Koch Industries when it was closed? That is sort of like David Axelrod dispatching protesters to heckle Mitt Romney the day after he gave a speech. And I wouldn’t assume that anyone who honked his horn necessarily intended to express support for the Occupy Caravan.
“The building that houses Koch Industries, as you can see from the photo above, to me, seemed to be very monolithic. It was this huge, black glassed building, that to me, looked like it came directly from the belly of the beast.”
Behold the belly of the beast.
After a few minutes they were told to leave by security officers who informed them, much to their hurt surprise, that they were trespassing on private property. They refused, so the point had to be made by local police, who essentially told them to get lost or get arrested.
Their cross country trip is a pathetic footnote to the radical mob that rampaged through cities and left nothing but a cesspool of filth in their wake.
The Merry Pranksters, they ain’t.
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