Occupy Wall Street = Lord of the Flies


Back at City Hall, the original Occupy Oakland site has descended into anarchy. After occupiers pepper-sprayed a homeless man and beat him unconscious, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan sent protesters an eviction notice.

Citing an “increasing frequency of violence, assaults, threats and intimidation,” as well as a growing rat problem, the notice decreed, “no tents or overnight camping permitted.”

But Oakland officials have no idea when, or more importantly, how, police will enforce the order. One Oakland police officer told the San Jose Mercury News, that the tent city resembled something from “Lord of the Flies.”

He said it was “interesting for a group that claims to be against current civilization and rules to set up a far more oppressive society than our own.”

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