Local Organizer Tries Bribery To Get Protesters At Occupy Darien

DARIEN, CT (WCBS 880) – Day two of Occupy Darien drew only a few protesters – even fewer than day one during which eleven people showed up. That’s one for every police officer assigned to keep the peace.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Organizer Margaret Rague had hoped to draw a crowd. She withdrew $1,000 in cash. She gave it to a couple of friends who she sent to New York to buy train tickets to transport protesters north to Darien.

“Richard Duffy is going down to Chinatown with Tommy Fox and if they see anyone they’re going to send them up. The problem I think they’re confronting is it’s Christmas time,” Rague told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Tilley Pond Park, it would seem, is not to become another Zuccotti Park.

Even though there are no protesters, the locals are in the park enjoying an unusually sunny and balmy first day of winter.

Still, Rague thinks she’s getting her message out.

“Give away everything you have to the poor until there are no longer any poor. Give away every last cent, every last minute of your time, every single thing you have,” she said.

What do you think of Margaret Rague? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  1. Tevye says:

    “Give away everything you have to the poor until there are no longer any poor. Give away every last cent, every last minute of your time, every single thing you have,” she said.

    Thing 1: Is she giving away all her money, or is she just telling others to give their money (to her)?

    Thing 2: Jesus clearly stated in Matthew 26:11 that “the poor will always be with you” – i.e. every society MUST maintain some level of perpetual poverty, presumably to keep lucrative charities in business.

  2. JohnW9540 says:

    Next thing you know she’ll run for office.

  3. The Realist says:

    In other words, the Occupy Wall Street CORPORATION is still hiring PROFESSIONAL PROTESTERS. Why are we not surprised??

    1. wounded_defecator_project says:

      Liberal, neo-conservative, useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
      Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all of your service, and a big hoo-rah on the Defecator udda Year award.
      For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers, lest the streets flow with blood.

    2. Wannabe says:

      How much do those PROFESSIONAL PROTESTER jobs pay, and how do I train to become one?

  4. Lightning Rose says:

    Targeting the people who have become successful under the rules as they are now written is not the answer; these protesters, including this woman should lobby the government through the proper channels to generate needed change.

    One thing that jumps out at me in these people’s “conversations,” over and over again, is the way they confuse “equal opportunity” with “equal outcome.” Barack Obama’s career is proof that it’s not where you start, it’s what you DO with it; nobody in this country has ever been guaranteed “success.”

  5. KPMc says:

    ““Give away everything you have to the poor until there are no longer any poor. Give away every last cent, every last minute of your time, every single thing you have,” she said.”

    That’s called charity NOT government. You are welcome to give away every penny you earn.

  6. Tommys says:

    She must have one heck of a guilt trip to soothe

  7. Sarah lee says:

    So she’s trying to say that if I get up and go to work everyday I should share all my money with some third generation well fair recipient becouse he or she rather pop kids then go to work . That’s just funny if she wants to do it be my guest but leave me and my money that I worked for since I was 16 alone !

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