Occupiers around the country appear to be heading home, and #Occupy Portland kids packed up a few days ago. Still, #Occupy San Francisco is hanging on, now armed with shivs. As I mentioned earlier, #Occupy San Fran solicits family participation.
I’m sure everyone heard of the Denver, CO High School teacher who took her students to disrupt a conservative blogging convention. I suppose somebody has to show them how to violate the rights of others, but it doesn’t have to be her. #Occupy Denver already had a parents group.
A woman is raped at #Occupy Philadelphia, and I hope it’s not this newlywed:
According to this video, the scene is changing in Zuccotti, prudent occupiers are leaving, Zuccotti lung and all, but some children are still around. (Via Instapundit.)
Personally, I would not take my young family to any kind of political event because I feel that it’s exploitive. Others make a point that older children need to observe their parents exercising their their 1st Amendment rights. When parents feel compelled to participate and have no alternative child care, they bring their children to rallies. I respect their choices.
#Occupy is no ordinary political rally. The breakdown of social order at the squatter sites was predictable. That parasites and airborne diseases will turn up at the camps was only a matter of time. At the time Zuccotti announced its first family sleepover, it was already notorious for poor hygiene and drug use. Perhaps some parents were naive. Still others thought this kind of lifestyle is the norm. All volunteered to put their children’s sweet faces on a very nasty happening.