Friday, December 2, 2011

'They've turned Occupy London into Animal Farm'

I've written a fair amount not only on the OccupyWallStreet movement, but on the OccupyLondon nitwits encamped outside St. Paul's Cathedral.

I've highlighted some of their excesses, like defecating inside the Cathedral, and the Regents of St. Paul's offering sanctuary to the OccupyLondon protesters despite their ill-treatment and disrespect towards the Cathedral.

From Hot Air, comes this story from London's Daily Mail newspaper - 'They've turned OccupyLondon into Animal Farm' highlighting how the anti-capitalist 'elite' of OccupyLondon are being accused of misusing funds, holding secret meetings, and generally conducting themselves as superior to the other schlubs that are in the encampment.  It's reminiscent of Animal Farm where the conflict starts between those of two legs vs four and soon evolves into the swine being superior to the other animals on the farm as ultimately defined in the sole remaining 'commandment' - 'all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

None of this should be surprising.  As George Orwell knew / foretold, all 'collective totalitarian' movements and organizations ultimately come down to embracing the concept that we are all equal within the collective, but some, the self appointed 'elite' leadership, are more equal than others.

This level of hypocrisy should no longer surprise us - those advocating fairness do not really want fairness, and those advocating equality never really want true equality. 

When will we finally learn this lesson?

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