Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Sum of a Movement: Occupy Jenkintown

Jenkintown, a small borough that's not too far from me, now has an Occupy movement. There are approximately 4,500 people in the borough, so I guess their six tent occupation is a pretty good turnout...

Here's the thing. If you live in Missouri, Wall Street is 1254 miles away. I understand deciding to 'Occupy Kansas City' as opposed to making the 21 hour drive to Manhattan.

But, if you live in Philly...or Jenkintown for that matter...Wall Street is a mere 92 miles away. There are buses that run for as little a $10 if you go at odd times.

What I'm saying is that if you want to stand with the Occupy Wall Street movement --then stand with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Don't epitomize the laziness of the movement even further by being do lackadaisical that you can't make the short trek to the Big Apple.

I'm guessing somewhere there's someone occupying their front yard or driveway.

For the record, I took this picture around 11 am and only one of the occupiers was awake...on a folding chair on the 'stoop' of his tent with his Apple laptop in hand.

The only thing that could make this more fittingly bizarre, would be for the homeless to bring a class action discrimination lawsuit...because I can tell you with 100% certainty that a homeless man couldn't spend a minute resting his weary feet near Jenkintown's precious gazebo square --let alone camping out there with stink and cardboard signs...

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