Occupiers Head For Their “Valley Forge” Moment

Now they are comparing themselves to George Washington and the Continental Army. Does that make Barack Obama the hated King George?

(CBS) Anti-Wall Street protesters around the U.S. who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.

With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

Everyone’s been calling it our Valley Forge moment,” said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. “Everybody thought that George Washington couldn’t possibly survive in the Northeast.” Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the Continental Army’s winter camp during the Revolutionary War.

Let’s see: getting cold and wet. The ground is a mess. Disease running rampant. Cramped conditions. Similar. But, the Continental Army was suffering from a lack of food, modern appliances, modern tents and sleeping bags, malnutrition, and, oh, yeah, fighting an actual war. And around 2,500 died that winter.  They also didn’t have to worry about rapes.

Meanwhile Security group member Brendan Burke, a tall bad-ass looking dude who has been volunteering at the park since the second week, told The New York Observer that there have been “three or four” incidents of sexual assault in Zuccotti Park. But since Security — now working with a group called Community Alliance — deals in mediation and conflict resolution and have no authority to check people’s tents or act as bouncers to the park — they have directed these women to file complaints with the NYPD.

Probably more like 10-20, and, if this occurred at a Tea Party rally, they would be calling it “rape,” not “sexual assault.”

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4 Responses to “Occupiers Head For Their “Valley Forge” Moment”

  1. Word says:

    Im sure their is a couple conversations going like this as the donations poured in and once lower class or middle classed surpressed citizens of the EVIL corporate run America suddenly found themselves with a boat load of money…….

    “I have to pay HOW MUCH in TAXES?”

    “37 percent??!!”

    “Your freakin kidding right?!?!”

    “Nope sorry……37 percent of that goes to the government….”

    “Find me a freakin tax lawyer………loopholes….I need looopholes!!!”

    “Im not giving the freaking governmen 370,000 dollars….they got to be out of their freain minds!!!”

    “can we send some to an offshore account? Lie?”

    “Im not paying this much tax…!!”

    “Did you say I can invest some in Wall Street in TAX FREE SHELTERS?”

    “DO it!!!! and send for the limo…..I need to get out of this shack and buy me a new digs and figure out ways to not PAY TAXES…….!

    “Lets rock!”

    “gawd 37 percent? Thats insane…..IM NOT PAYING THAT!

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  3. gitarcarver says:

    I would love to see any one of them try and go out and actually hunt in the middle of winter to survive.

    I would love to see any one of them try to survive on the (lack of) food at Valley Forge.

    This is what happens when whiney, selfish people compare themselves to actual patriots who suffered and died for American liberty.

    It is also ironic that the men at Valley Forge were fighting for the very thing the OWS are opposed to – the right to work and keep the profits from that work.

    They may see this as their “Valley Forge” moment, but the difference is the police or another country won’t be coming toward them with a 5 foot weapon atop which sits 20″ of sharp steel.

  4. Adobe Walls says:

    In one of the Colorado campins they treated two campers for Hypothermia. Flu season ought to be a lot of fun for these folks this year.

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