HolyCoast: The Remnants of the Occupy Movement Turn on Ben and Jerry

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Remnants of the Occupy Movement Turn on Ben and Jerry

The lefty Vermont ice cream moguls Ben and Jerry didn't quite get the welcome they thought they would from the Occupy drones:
Occupy Stupidity  -- The Occupy movement is obsessed with its patented consensus decision making process, which is simultaneously one of the most hilarious, unproductive and downright stupid processes ever conceived by man. But when the liberal Ben & Jerry's founders said their money would not be divvied out that way, things turned a bit contentious at an Occupy meeting, TheDC's David Martosko reports:

"But when [Ben and Jerry's co-founder Jerry] Greenfield explained to the occupiers assembled in the sanctuary of the West Park Presbyterian Church how little control they would have over the funds his group was raising, their mood quickly turned from supportive to hostile ... 'I think it’s absolutely essential that your donors have zero say in where the money goes,' said Linnea Palmer Paton, an audience member. 'Right now we have a system where the wealthy design, create, build and have control over what happens. And I think it’s very important that the wealthy do not have that power.'"

Yes, it is a much better idea that a group of college radicals, bums and aged hippies come together and decide how to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. How could that possibly backfire?
Maybe they should pass out some Chunky Monkey and make the kids happy.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Donors have no say? Then donors don't donate. Life's hard; it's harder when you're stupid.