Did you hear the story about the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protester who decided he had enough of the corruptions and quit the movement? Don’t worry if you missed it, there’ll be plenty more in the coming weeks and months.
The following NPR story peeks into the inner workings of Occupy Wall Street leadership and indirectly gives hints as to how it will end.
Pete Dutro has a powerful leadership position at the OWS in NYC because he is the guy who controls the money. OWS has amassed over $500,000 from donations which is deposited in at least 2 banks (yes banks!) and Mr. Dutro is the guy who has authority to withdraw that money and pay bills to benefit the OWS cult. So OWS, who is against the supposed 1% controlling the fate of the 99%, has all their money under the control of one person. Oh the irony! Here is a good quote from the story:
One of the most sought out protesters at Zuccotti Park is Pete Dutro, a 36-year-old former tattoo artist. On any given day, you’ll find demonstrators like Zuni Tikka trying to meet with him because Dutro’s the guy with the money.
According to the story, Mr. Dutro is getting a degree in finance so by default he has the highest level of education about business, economics and finance among the dolts at these protests. He approves money for things like laundry, cookie dough and sleeping bags so he’s busy keeping the loafers fed and warm as the temperatures drop. You can glimpse the frustration he must be feeling from the following quote from Brendan Burke who is on the OWS Security team:
They have a feeling that if they stick their hand out – hey, I need another sleeping bag, I don’t know what happened to the other one. Well, it’s up to you to keep track of it. Are we going to start babysitting people that can’t take care of themselves or, at some point, is this going to not be a protest or a demonstration, but a large outdoor soup kitchen?
The report also states that OWS wired $20,000 to Occupy Oakland and you remember these anarchists, they rioted in the city, caused property damage and shutdown the port. Don’t tell me these acts of violence are from the ‘fringe’ when the main Occupy headquarters is wiring money to support the offending group.
So OWS is taking in large sums of money and entrusting the spending of that money to a select few. Others are getting frustrated that the money is not being used wisely or worse, that it is being used for the benefit of the few in top leadership positions. The low level protesters have no private property and must depend on the handouts from the ruling leaders and because of this, they do not treat the property they have been given with respect. If this sounds familiar to you it is because we’ve seen this same scenario play out time and time again throughout history. This is how all Socialistic countries are destroyed.
The old saying about giving someone enough rope so they can hang themself seems incredibly appropriate at this time. We get to watch this train wreck play out in the coming weeks and months and remember that Obama supports OWS so he ‘owns’ their eventually outcome. And given Obama’s track record, it is now a good omen to have him support your cause.