Occupy Atlanta fails smell test vs. MLK, tea partiers and homeless
Downtown Atlanta has had a homeless and panhandling problem, to varying degrees, for the past ten years that I have lived here in the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.
But never have the poorest of the poor in the City too Busy to Hate stunk it up with self-indulgent entitlement whining and poor bathroom habits like the occupiers of Woodruff Park for the past month.
The messages of the mostly young college-age crowd mixed with veterans and/or admirers of the Woodstock protest era of the late 60s and early 70s is mostly consistent with their compatriots occupying New York’s Wall Street: Resentment of those that have more wealth than they do and a general hatred of the “capitalist” system.
Yet, these self-proclaimed “victims” are mostly college graduates who borrowed money from “evil” banks to pay their tuition and enjoy all manner of electronic devices manufactured by “evil” corporations. They regularly eat food cooked by local entrepreneurs whose “occupation” of Georgia’s capitol require no waivers of local ordinances and is paid for by rent or mortgage payments.