Remember when the Democratic Party saw the Occupy movement as the Left’s equivalent of the Tea Party? That lasted until it became obvious that 1) Occupy wasn’t actually much of a movement, and 2) to the extent it existed, it was an embarrassment. Occupy is in the process of fading away, not with a bang but a whimper, and with more criminal prosecutions to its credit than normal citizens converted to the leftist cause.
But, much as a dead frog’s legs will continue kicking for a while, a few remnants of Occupy cling to a fitful existence. To see what the “movement” is up to these days, check out this online diary that documents the Occupy Caravan. The Caravan is a group of nine leftists who are driving, in two minivans, from California to Philadelphia. The diary, by one James Jennison, is hilarious but sad. You can’t help feeling sorry for this ragtag band of misfits who evidently think they are making some kind of political statement.
But wait! There’s more! From the diary:
Well, it’s been an interesting past couple of hours. I’m really having some doubts regarding one of the people in the van I am in. He is extremely confrontational, controlling, and, in my humble opinion, thinks way to [sic] highly of himself.
I don’t know what is going to come out of this with him. I’m definitely not comfortable with having him on this trip. I’m really wishing I had voiced my concerns about him before we left yesterday. Now I worry about how miserable I am going to be for most of this trip.
I have the option of switching to the other van when we reach Elko, however the van I am in is the only one with a power inverter, and I need to be able to charge the phone and battery pack to be able to stream.
These happy campers took seven days to reach Okemah, Oklahoma. I once drove from Merced, California to Norman Oklahoma by way of Reno, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Denver, Wichita and Oklahoma City. That trip took two days. If you look at a map you will notice that Oklahoma is not even on the route between Oakland and Philadelphia.
How pathetic are these losers? If you have ever spent time on the Interstate Highway System you know what boredom is. There is a reason it’s called “flyover country,”
These losers have been live-streaming their trip.
BTW – Why aren’t they all crammed into a psychedelic VW Mini-van? If you’re gonna do it, do it right.