Occupy Wall Street’s New York encampment has amassed nearly half a million dollars — $480,000 — since they first started, according to Brooklynite Pete Dutro, 36, of the organization’s finance committee.
But New York protesters haven’t shared one cent with other Occupy camps set up across the nation.
“We could definitely use [New York’s funds],” Vernon Johnson, a volunteer at Occupy Philly, said yesterday. “What’s the point of collecting money if you’re not releasing it to the people you’re trying to help?”
“We need money bad,” agreed fellow Philadelphia protester Kate Corbett. Occupy Philly has raised $10,000.
It’s really not that hard, kids.
New York has the loot. They need to give according to their ability. They should decide what they need, and put the rest up for the collective to take.
Now, each of the other Occupy camps need communicate their needs and have the loot from New York parceled out.
Hmm, but who does the parceling? I suppose there will need to be some central “Occupy Authority” to decide what each encampment really needs. So now you need to set that up and have all the groups petition it for money and they’ll look at the requests and decide what you need from hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles away.
Because they know best.
And I’m sure this won’t result in any favoritism or corruption. After all, that only happens in corporations and capitalism.