The hapless, floundering OWS clowns may be reeling from today’s developments, but at least their so-called library has been saved. This crucial development was reported breathlessly by the Observer with the hysterical headline: OWS Library Safe and Sound; Held Captive By City.
That headline does not seem intended to be sarcastic.
Thirty minutes ago, @NYCMayorsOffice, the city’s official Twitter account, posted the picture on the left along with the following text: Property from #Zuccotti, incl #OWS library, safely stored @ 57th St Sanit Garage; can be picked up Weds
This should be heartening news to book lovers like Rolling Stone‘s Jeff Sharlett, who tweeted earlier that he saw the books being thrown in dumpsters, and OWS itself, which tweeted about the People’s Library being “destroyed.” Ironically, the NYPD seems to have handled the books with more care than the actual protesters. As one person on Twitter put it, “I guess this is like a kidnapper’s proof of life picture to show us our books are still alive.”
A dirty pile of old books and these people act as if these are sacred scrolls with untold value. I’d be surprised if the value was worth more than a couple hundred bucks. Come to think of it, there are probably a bunch of Chomsky and Krugamn books in there, so maybe fifty bucks.