Occupy CLT: Spokesman worried MSM won’t catch occupiers for comment “fully awake”

Posted by: ST on October 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This quote was too good to resist:

[Monday] morning, according to the occupiers, a radio crew woke sleeping campers at 4 a.m.

“They won’t even let them sleep,” said [spokesman Tom] Shope, who acknowledged that the campers are getting frustrated by being woken, though he understands that the media has every right to be in the same public space the group is occupying. Shope is concerned that the occupiers are being pushed for comments when they are not “fully awake.”

Oh please. From experience, I can testify to the fact that, philosophically speaking, you are never really “fully awake” (nor truly free) until you realize that you are better off when it’s your hands on the wheel controlling your destiny, not the government’s. Until you understand that America is the land of vast opportunity, and should never become the land of the vast government handouts and hand holding (although we’re headed there). That’s coming from a former diehard liberal – me.

Local news station WBTV is reporting that the Occupy Charlotte movement, which is refusing to speak with local media outside of “alternative” meedia outlets, is “losing steam” – although I’m sure the protesters and “occupiers’ would disagree with that. There were between 300-500 at Saturday’s march, but the numbers have dwindled down to less than 100, presumably due to work obligations (to “The MAN!”) and perhaps the loss of interest to some as well as the icky weather we’ve had here today.

Another march is planned for this Saturday. Fortunately, the Charlotte group has not been like the anarchists with the Occupy DC movement, nor have their been any calls to violence, unlike with the Occupy Los Angeles crowd.

As they say, developing …

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16 Responses to “Occupy CLT: Spokesman worried MSM won’t catch occupiers for comment “fully awake””


  1. Carlos says:

    How can they tell the difference, whether they’re awake or not? It all sounds like the same gobbledegook to me.

  2. Tom TB says:

    Carlos, you are correct. I can’t tell what zombie stage they are in. It’s strange to listen to people in a “movement”, and as weeks go by you still haven’t been tempted to be converted!

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Ha….the spokesman/puppetmaster is probably worried that without someone there to feed the “Occupiers” their scripted lines, one of them will blurt out something approximating the truth: they’re protesting for more handouts.

  4. John says:

    I spent six years on submarines, running a state-of-the-art ESM system in one war zone after another, on little to no sleep. I find it hard to believe that these people cannot manage to hang around and repeat mindless slogans without eight hours of beauty rest. I fully expect that the rains of November will send them packing.

  5. Carlos says:

    Maybe if we’re lucky they’ll still be begging for more entitlements when the first freezing rains or snows hit. Then they’ll be reduced to begging their parents for Eddie Bauer coats and such.

    And as far as being confused when they awaken, that is a state they are constantly in (confusion), and it has more to do with chemicals than sleep. Much more, in fact.

    That, and the fact they are obviously none too bright right up front.

  6. PE says:

    Does PETA know about this?

  7. Kate says:

    This “kids” are used to sleeping all day and partying all night…enough said. Prostesting is actual work to them.

    Oh and maybe the do get to class on time…the ones after 3 p.m.

    The pathetic “adults” who should know better should be asked if they are on a pension that was funded by Wall Street Street stocks and bonds…hypocrite!

  8. 13strigoi says:

    Someone should let them know, the early bird catches the capitalist. ;)

  9. Stexas says:

    It reminds me of middle schoolers that took the cafeteria hostage. They are running out of food and drinks in the vending machines, as well as ideas. I hate to see what happens when they have to make decisions that matter. Like, what was the best song in 2011, which Beatle was the best, and who is hotter, Jane Fonda or Susan Sarandon? They have every right to go buy land and start a commune and work for themselves and their goals. See how long that lasts!

  10. Carlos says:

    The problem with utopians is that they are all organizers, not workers. “Workers” is for the non-elite, non-intellectual drones who aren’t and never will be part of the arrogancia.

    Of course, in their vision of economics/politics, nobody works and we all live peacefully off the fruits of the land that magically appear because the elves, fairies and unicorns all work so hard to provide us all with the absolute essentials of life, like blackberries, cells phones, old VW buses and Acuras.

  11. Lorica says:

    Carlos, can I get a Mercedes SL550 convertable please?? It doesn’t have to be new, a 2009 would do nicely. I mean it’s not like I am asking for a Maybach or Ferrari. LOL – Lorica

  12. Lorica says:

    I think it is funny that this guy would worry about these guys being “fully awake”. LOL From some of the answers I have seen and heard I would think they would want to be partially asleep, so they have something to blame the stupidity on.

    This is the product of the last 25 years of communist teaching in the colleges. It is pretty obvious that most of these people are students or professional students who dream the impossible dream of bringing communism to these shores. That will never happen as long as the 2nd amendment is intact. – Lorica

  13. Carlos says:

    Here’s a news flash for you, Lorica: Have you looked at the country lately, or who’s “leading” it?

    Don’t tell me communism will never make it to this country – it’s already here. Duh-1 is just trying to put the rest of the general framework in place, finishing what his Democrap and some Repub predecessors started, with the aid of useful (communist) idiots like Pelousy, Babs, Chucky, John-boy and Dingy.

  14. Lorica says:

    There is no News Flash Carlos. I have been in this game a long time. Do we still have the Constitution?? Yes! Do we still have the amendments?? Yes!! Big whoop there are certain people who are commies, when I said that it will not come to these shores I mean implemented in its fullness. Yes some have pushed us in that direction but the majority of people in this country are smart and literate, unlike other countries who have dabbled in communism, the people were poor and ignorant, illiterate and generally didn’t concern themselves with what was going on.

    Here’s a clue, lets start comparing the size of occupiers protests to the Tea party events. Most of the Tea party crowds are 5 to 10 times the size of these door knobs events. Seems that the great American silent majority is waking up, that is what 2010 was all about. Believe me if the Reps nominate the correct person, 2012 is going to be a blow out of E.L.E (extincition level event) porportions. – Lorica