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Occupy Boston Displaces Food Drive, Spits On Soldier; Right Sphere Raises Money for Boston Food Bank

Occupy Boston Displaces Food Drive, Spits On Soldier; Right Sphere Raises Money for Boston Food Bank

Yesterday, #OWS Boston assaulted a female Coast Guard member in uniform:

The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters.
The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her.
Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

Meanwhile, they also displaced a food drive:

Occupy Boston Defines Irony, Causes Cancellation Of Food Drive And Small Business-Heavy Festival
Thanks to Occupy Boston’s takeover of Dewey Square, the “Greenway Mobile Food Fest,” scheduled to take place this weekend, has been canceled. Organizers hope to reschedule the event for next spring.

Fortunately, the blog The Right Sphere has mobilized conservatives to replace the lost donations that the Greater Boston Food Bank suffered due to #OWS:

Since ‘Occupy Boston’ has forced the cancellation of the Greenway Mobile Food Fest, The Right Sphere is trying to raise $1,000 for the Greater Boston Food Bank, which was supposed to benefit from that event. Please consider donating as little as $1, $5 or $10 to the Greater Boston Food Bank to help defray the Occupy movement’s damage to Boston’s nonprofits and to to show that we can put ourmoney where our mouth is and support the needy in Boston. You can do so using the button below. We understand that times are tough, so if you are unable to donate at this time, you can still help by sending this to others and posting this on any social media platforms you may use.

They are past $4,000 so far.  Who Really Cares indeed.

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Comments

American Freedom Fighter | October 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

Matthew, great post.

Notice the difference…… the OWS group are complaining about themselves, and what they want, e.g. Corporations/Banks did this to me; I want . Contrast this with the conservative folks organizing people to make donations to help others — possibly even some of the protestors if they are receivers of food donations due to layoffs.

My daughter had a temper tantrum in a store years ago. We let her go at it till she wore herself out.
Same goes for the #OWS folks. They need a “good cry.”

They have changed the definition of sharing from what you give to someone else to demanding that someone else gives to them. This is the Newspeak of the OWS crowd. Sharing= give me, give me, give me, stomp, stomp, stomp, give me, give me, give me. I will throw a temper tantrum until I get my way.

“Who Really Cares” is an excellent read. It validated what I noticed when I sat on a few nonprofits committees (United Way, Homeless, Habitat, etc.) – the majority of the people giving time (and money) were from the business community.

I am going to start to re-read this book: “The Dumbest Genereration – How the Digital Age Stupifies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future” by Mark Bauerline, 2008.

This is from the inside cover:

For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture of young people and the impact it has on their futures.

The dawn of the digital age once aroused our hopes: the Internet, e-mail, blogs, and interactive and ultra-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their know-how and understanding of technology to form the vanguard of this new, hyper-informed era.

That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen.

The technology that was supposed to make young adults more astute, diversify their tastes, and improve their minds had the opposite effect.

According to recent reports from government agencies, foundations, survey firms, and scholarly institutions, most young people in the United States neither read literature (or fully know how), work reliably (just ask employers), visit cultural institutions (of any sort), nor vote (most can’t even understand a simple ballot). They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount foundations of American history, or name any of their local political representatives. What do they happen to excel at is – each other. They spend unbelievable amounts of time electronically passing stories, pictures, tunes, and texts back and forth, savoring the thrill of peer attention and dwelling in a world of puerile banter and coarse images.

Anyone who thinks this is mere intergenerational grousing, the time-worn tradition of an older generation wagging its finger at a younger one, should think again.

Drawing upon exhaustive research, detailed portraits, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents an uncompromisingly realistic study of the young American mind at this critical juncture. The book also lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies.

To fail to do so may well mean sacrificing our future to the least curious and intellectual generation in national history.

I have found through personal experience and observation that the left cares immensely about average people … in the abstract.

In the abstract, leftist elites living on the coasts love the downtrodden and your average working Joe trying to make ends meet.

In real life … they want absolutely nothing to do with these people … especially if these people are white … no romantic underdog notions attached to your average white person, no matter how good a person he or she may be.

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The Texas State Fair (run by Greeeeeedy Corporations)is offering $2 admission to the fair on Wednesdays if you bring 3 cans for the North Texas Food Bank (Sponsored by that Greeeeedy Kroger Foods Corporation). Response has been pretty good. I brought the family to the (Greeeeeedy Corporation) Wal-Mart and everyone picked out 4 cans each. Even on a day that began with thunderstorms, the Fair got pretty packed by late afternoon. I wasn’t the only person in line who brought extra, either.

Those Greeedy Corporations sure do spend a lot of money to hide their evil, don’t they?

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