Open letter to occupiers:Hypocrisy in Zucotti Park

Dear Occupiers:

You know that the name of the park in NYC that you Wall Street protesters are occupying is...(drum roll)...Zucotti Park. This is where you protest, speak to the press, sleep, and eat and some rape and steal and defecate for free. You sleep under donated tarpaulins, and eat donated food. It looks like a great free camp out.  I wonder who earned the money to provide it all? I do know Soros is involved, do you know where he earned his money? Does it bother you that the very Wall Street you protest against is feeding and covering you? Do you know that the President who applauds you received more financial support from Wall Street political donors than any other? Does that trouble you?

Zucotti park is not owned by the city, it is owned by Brookfield Properties. Do you know who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney?  In case you do not know the answer, it was Vice President Joe Biden's son. Are you surprised? Am I boring you? Maybe we should sing "I love you, you love me, we are all one great big family".

You may be surprised to know that one of the board members of Brookfield Properties is your protector; Mayor Bloomberg's live in girlfriend. And you may not know that that very company just received some of the last of the Obama Stimulus $$$$$$$. Maybe we should clap our hands and sing "It's a small world after all". Oh wait, you are protesting bail outs aka slush funds like that, aren’t you?

The Police are being accused of brutality in other areas while your group polices itself. You get an “A” for ingenuity. Your members are asked not to go to the Police with assaults, rapes and thefts but to go to an internal (unidentified) authority who will deal with it. This prevents the formation of a legally documented inconvenient paper trail of violence and other unpleasantries. Do you really mean to set yourselves up as Police, Judge and Jury? Do you know the liability involved in that? Do you understand the audacity and arrogance not to mention lawlessness you will need to execute that? Are you really all allright with that practice, ingenuity aside? I mean, how is it working for you? I just read that one of your number was arrested for raping one woman in her own tent and groping another. Also I saw a disturbed young man assault and threaten to stab a member of the press, that member was later taken to a psychiatric hospital. Are you really all safe there?

Have you been infiltrated? With certain of your number being paid (by a version of Acorn as advertised on Craig's List - now deleted) in the first place to set up the “protest” were you infiltrated from the beginning? Continuing the infiltration theme a New York Post editorial on Thursday “…called on protesters camped out in Manhattan to leave or have police evict them. ‘What began as a credible protest against bank bailouts, crony capitalism and the like has, in large measure, been hijacked by crazies and criminals.’”

I heard a billionaire who supports your cause say he visited you, spoke with you, he reported that you are about 100 in number, and that press outnumber the protesters. He said the most frequent question he encountered was “will you take my picture?” Is that embarrassing?

Enough about your neighborhood, I want to tell you about a neighborhood I know. One of the residents developed a special kind of plough, it is slit ploughing. It prevents water loss from the earth that occurs with traditional ploughing. He has sent his technology to arid regions of earth, teaching them to farm and wrestle food from deserts. Another resident there was a renowned surgeon; (he just passed) he single handedly transformed the practice of treating gynecological cancers. He saved many lives around the world, gave women much improved surgery outcomes, less infections, less pain. Maybe your mom, or aunt, or sister unknowingly benefitted from his genius. When he was your age he was training and upskilling, while you occupy. You give us something to talk about, he gave us revolutionized treatments.

Others in that area were environmental geologists, setting oil wells in ways that protected the earth. Others were teachers, judges, international businesspeople. One was developing a way to extract viable fuel from algae.  Now that is ‘green’ energy. Yes they were the top percentage of wage earners and job developers, they also were in the top percentage of tax payers and amongst the top percentage of those who improved the world. They brought relief, education, justice, technology and a multitude of other benefits to others who could not bring it to themselves. Frankly my dears, they deserve your respect not your ridicule.


I admire your political involvement, with you I decry the disgusting bonuses on Wall Street and other financial and political corruptions and excesses but as a mother I urge you to play safe, be kind to each other.  I do think it is time for you to go home.

Your neighbors are unhappy with the interruption, the stench, the noise. Considering the comfort of others and your impact upon them is surely worthy of your reflection. Really now, go home, take a hot shower, eat food you earned, sleep in a bed you paid for, maybe donate your time to the Peace Corp, that way, according to my 18 year old son, you may actually contribute to the greater good rather than attacking those who do.

Hey, on a completely unrelated note, (stay with me here, you do unrelated notes, I have seen you) Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. Not Florida. Not Ohio. But Wisconsin.

You will never guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin.

.....(Further drum roll) ...why, (gasp) it is the biggest contributor to Obama, George Soros. Whaaaaaaaat a coincidence!  If you decide to stay through the winter may I suggest you consider protesting that?

After all remember what Stalin said. "He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power".

Goodnight. Sleep safe. Please.

Fact Checks:
Stimulus Money:
Joe Biden's son, attorney for Brookfield Properties

Violence in Oakland and Police comments on NYC



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