The irony was inevitable. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is getting greedy:
The youth behind the original movement are organized into factions or committees, including legal, medical, and finance, and they are pulling away from association with the union protest movement now. The people behind the original movement recognize that their strength is in their youth, and we found little evidence to confirm reports that they’re not organized.
They now have $40,000 in the bank, in an account at Amalgamated Bank.
“At first, Victoria [Sobel, one of the movement’s unofficial leaders] was sleeping with $10,000 in the park,” says Darrell Prince, who works on the finance team. He and others on the team wear a gold “$” sign as an elbow patch to identify themselves.
“We’ve collected $40,000 from donations and buckets on the street,” Prince says, and “the money is really going to start rolling in now.”
The movement is certainly trying to earn their place on Wall Street, don’t you think? How long before Occupy Wall Street incorporates and has an IPO? No wonder Michael Moore likes this them so much.
They might soon have to admit that they can’t do battle with rich people without accumulating some wealth — but by then it’ll be too late — they’ll have become what they hate.
Hey, there’s a song in there somewhere.