“They can’t imagine anyone wouldn’t love it”

Words fail. You really have to listen to this guy explain how the OWS drummers think.


Drummers At Occupy Wall Street Demand $8,000 At General Assembly

Last night’s General Assembly meeting in Zuccotti Park was “one of most contentious ever,” in large part due to a heated debate over whether the drummers at Occupy Wall Street should be given $8,000 from the movement’s coffers to buy more drums and equipment. It seems some of the drums were stolen or vandalized, and the drummers asked the General Assembly to help them regroup. “We have worked for you! Appreciate us,” one drummer told the crowd, but the appeal was denied, and the Huff Post’s Craig Kanalley tweeted, “Drummer who didn’t get money from GA tonight now yelling, cursing at members of GA.” Meanwhile, another member of the drum corps was lashing out at the Community Board meeting.

“I am an occupier, I am a drummer, and, despite what they say, I am also a human being,” Ashley Love, a young member of the OWS People of Color Working Group, told the packed Community Board meeting last night. Mother Jones reports that Love was met with booing when she informed the locals, “It’s primarily a commercial area; not too many people live there. The majority of the drummers are people of color with low-income or no-income backgrounds, and Wall Street was built by slaves when they brought the Africans over here. The council people back then prohibited drumming because it was a way of protesting. It was a way of communication. And I just think you guys are scapegoating us.”

Hmmmm. Something seems to be missing. What could it be?

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15 Responses to “They can’t imagine anyone wouldn’t love it”

  1. WMCB says:

    Did he just use consensus as a verb? “Consensed?”

    Consense we much?

    • WMCB says:

      It is technically a word, but I just find their fascination with their shiny new lingo completely hilarious.


  2. 1539days says:

    Why don’t they just play drum sounds from their ubiquitous iPods?

  3. crawdad says:

    Something seems to be missing. What could it be?

    Input from the neighbors?

  4. catarina says:

    Enough already with these fucking assholes.
    Che cazzo!

  5. crawdad says:

    Hot Air:

    Via the Corner’s Charles Cooke by way of Ace, test your mental endurance with four and a half minutes of an OWS apparatchik droning his way through “negotiations” with the community board about the very important matter of drum circles. The vids that circulate on blogs of OWSers popping off about Zionist bankers or overthrowing the world’s rulers capture one side of the movement, but this clip is a big bay window onto the other side — the proto-bureaucracy that’s sprung up in the park, replete with dozens of “working groups,” that takes itself utterly seriously even when the subject is hippies needing something to chant to. Somehow, something as simple as that can’t be resolved simply; it requires a board meeting, extended “dialogue,” liaisons for each side, and on and on and on. It’s statism in its protozoan form, and it’s really (albeit dryly) funny. The guy in the clip is, to the community board, what a school’s student-body president is to the local superintendent, yet he sounds like he’s arguing before the Hague. I feel almost relieved watching it, just because it’s hard to believe a movement this lame could ever be truly threatening. If they ever did feel inclined to start smashing windows, they’d need to hold 800 “working group” meetings and consult with the board first before resolving to take action. And even then, this guy might take the floor and bore them all into walking away and forgetting about it.

    And yet, the media couldn’t be any more excited than it is by the whole thing. Go figure.

    • Pips says:

      And yet, the media couldn’t be any more excited than it is by the whole thing. Go figure.

      Exactly. Wonder when (if?) the occupiers will figure that out?

  6. glennmcgahee says:

    What Love needs is a good lobbyist to work the assembly and get that money for drums. Thats how its done.

    • WMCB says:

      He could get more than just the money. Love can get the drumming regulations written to suit his and his buddies’ schedules, and screw and penalize any competing drummers who are not part of their “drummers group”, if he knows who on the committee to grease.

  7. yttik says:

    “Something seems to be missing. What could it be?”

    Teleprompters? If they all had teleprompters then they’d know what they stand for.

  8. soupcity says:

    And these guys wonder why people don’t take them seriously.
    They are already operating just about as efficiently as the U.S. congress.

  9. djmm says:

    I don’t think they grasp the problem. They are the problem.

    Yes, some mean well, but they have no understanding of strategy or effective tactics.


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