Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Reinventing society

today occupy boston was again in the news, but this time because the health conditions at this new city were being questioned. so many people on such a small space, without showers or toilets, and without proper places to store food, is that healthy? well, dont worry! they have a health committee and they keep everything as clean as possible, there is hand sanitizer and there will be a free flu clinic and there are condoms and... 
yes, they have committees for everything. just like in normal life. you are asked not to just take the food, but have someong from the food committee serve you. and... since there have been many thefts, people in the tent city have been thinking of putting locks on their tents. moreover, someone has been arrested just last week for dealing hard drugs from one of the tents. as a result, they assembled a safety committee.... in other words, they are just re-creating society, only on a little more primitive scale. as such, you will be evicted from the place if you are using drugs or alcohol. while in regular society, there are places to help such people, the advantage of this primitive society is that they can just expel whomever is annoying; there is always the "real world" out there. but... one day or another they will find out, i think, that they just have reinvented society. the people in their little committees will become the new 1%, and the rest will not be happy with them, sooner or later.... it just takes them a while; in new york they are already in tents since half september! or.... perhaps the odor problem will get them to their senses before they get upset with their mini-society. we noticed on sunday that the bottom 1% of society is very well represented at occupy boston (perhaps because of the free food and a tent to sleep?), and apparently they dont mine urinating freely, adding to the smell..... or perhaps the cold weather that is coming; we might see some snow tomorrow already!