Hopefully, the Generation X protesters with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement will learn how to live on the streets from the chronically indigent. I have a feeling they may need it.
(NY Magazine) — All over the country, homeless populations are increasingly finding a version of shelter at Occupy Wall Street sites. It’s a union that some demonstrators see as problematic — after all, the optics of shopping carts piled high with worldly possessions and the clearly homeless sleeping on available free tarps aren’t great for the movement’s already-under-fire public image. As New York OWS organizer Hero Vincent explained to the Times, “It’s bad for most of us who came here to build a movement. We didn’t come here to start a recovery institution.” One estimate puts the homeless contingents as high as 30 percent at some protests — that’s just measuring the chronically indigent (many protestors have temporarily revoked leases and quit jobs).