I had my moment of open mindedness about the #OccupyWallStreet
mob civil unrest. That was Saturday, and it lasted a good part of the day.
Now, I am back to grumpy old straight uptight white guy mode:
But as the protest ground on for a 23rd day, it was evident that there were challenges.
Zuccotti Park smelled like an open sewer -- with people urinating and defecating in public.
And some couples have taken advantage of the free condoms distributed by organizers to do the nasty in full view of other protesters.
"It kinda makes me think of what Woodstock must have been like," said one protester, Sarah, 19 from the Upper West Side.
"I havenít hooked up with any guys ... but one of my friends did have sex in a tarp with a guy last night."
The free chow offered to protesters was boosting the crowd.
"People say they are here for the cause, but the real reason is the free food," quipped Cameron, 26, of Jersey City.
"On my third day, they had smoked salmon with cream cheese. You know how much smoked salmon is a pound? Sixteen dollars. I eat better here than I do with my parents!"
Reminds me so much of the Party rallies I attended last year. I'm over-freakin-whelmed with nostalgia.
Posted by John Kranz at October 10, 2011 7:52 PM