“It’s a Joke to Call Ourselves Occupy Charlottesville Because We are Not Occupying Sh-t”

Posted by on Dec 06, 2011 at 8:47 am

I think the sh-t is occupying them. The hapless ragtag bunch of protesters Charlottesville, VA, home of the University of Virginia, have realized their pathetic efforts of the past couple of months have gone to waste and now it’s time for political action or something. Conveniently the United States has set up a system where legal citizens (and often non-legal) can have their voice heard through a process called voting.

Sitting around and whining has only a limited effect on the political process.

Maybe if they went to class they’d learn this.

While occupiers analyzed other options, including the grassy area next to Friendship Court and the grounds of Monticello, considered by some a great way “to go out,” a few believe the time has come to focus on political action.

“I want to continue this process,” said Hampton, who was the only occupier arrested to identify herself as “homeless.” Referring to pursuing the core values of the Occupy movement, she acknowledged that physical occupation has taken its toll on members who actually camped out. Hampton even suggested choosing a new name.

“It’s a joke to call ourselves Occupy Charlottesville because we are not occupying shit,” she said.

In the meantime, the group agreed to appear before City Council on Monday night to express their disappointment for how, they say, the city handled the eviction from Lee Park.



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