As most of you are already aware, the Occupods are trying to shut down ports, so exports can’t go out, and imports can’t come in. They say that it’s about the evils of capitalism, but the real victims have been the workers at the ports. They got to go home with little to no pay, because the Occupods shut down their workplace. You know, for the 99%!
Here’s more proof that the Occupiers don’t care about the working class. They vow to continue to block ports, despite pleas from people whose livelihoods depend on their work at the ports.
Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they’re hurting wage earners.
Thousands of demonstrators forced shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt parts of their operations Monday.
At least one outside observer who has followed political movements for decades said the port blockades were an indicator of the disruptive activities likely to continue for months and right until next year’s presidential elections.
Read the whole thing, some work shifts have already been canceled. As I write this I’m watching a news report showing the protest “turning violent,” what a shock.
Yes folks, the only people harmed in these shutdowns are the workers!
That, and apparently some of them aren’t above stealing vehicles to get to the protests…
UPDATE: The Portland Occupiers were courageously supported by delegates from the Coalition of Incompetent Car Thieves:
Also Monday morning, some Occupy Portland protesters on the way to the port demonstration were involved in a crash in a stolen truck, police said.
The crash occurred on Marine Drive at the I-5 overpass.
Officers arrested Levi B. Feltkamp, 30, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said the truck he was driving had been stolen from Forest Grove.
“Feltkamp and the occupants of the stolen truck all indicated they were on their way to the Occupy demonstration,” King said.
They! Are! The 99 Percent!
UPDATE II: Occupiers can’t get no love from Longshoremen:
Alright then, we have a union, that has a history of violence, being a bit peeved by nonsensical hippies, who can’t see that they’re actions are hurting the very people that they claim to represent. Come to think of it, that seems to be standard liberal procedure and outcomes. At any rate, I think the Occupods would do well to not push the longshoremen too far, as only their union bosses get to make useful idiots out of them.