Last Thursday morning, Thanksgiving morning, the MS Society with sponsor PNC held a 10k, 5k, kiddie run, etc. to raise money. It was a beautiful day and around 3,000 people showed up. I ran in both the 10k & walked the 5k. Both races went right passed the block that contained Wilmington’s tent township known, euphemistically, as “Occupy Wilmington Delaware”. As the 3,000 people went by the OWD folks, no one from the “occupiers” was evident. Not a one. No one from tent city cheering on the runners & walkers. These runners & walkers were real people participating in a Thanksgiving community event, donating money, and creating a positive result for those individuals and families suffering from MS.
I simply ask, why did the OWD folks miss out on this? You couldn’t miss it; you had to ignore it.
My opinion is that this very small group of nay-sayers and angry-lefters really has no connection to the broader society. Instead, they, themselves, are a 1% consisting of whiners without a positive message. Now that the News Journal has stopped giving them free publicity, they have vanished into their own little anti-social tent township. They are the real 1%. A 1% with no sense of civic participation.
I have blogged at length for several years at the crony capitalist state that exists in the U.S. & in Delaware. I have made positive proposals to solve these problems. I now understand that generating positive solutions is outside the capacity of these folks, just like participating in positive, community activities is outside of their ability, too. It really is sad.