"The Daily Show" had an intriguing and, of course, comedy-laden expose on the intense class warfare that has developed down at Zuccotti Park. Before police moved in to forever change the rules of the occupation earlier this week, the show's very own Samantha Bee delved deeply into the internal issues occurring among the movement's adherents.
In introducing the segment, host Jon Stewart called the protesters "the least-toileted generation" and explained that the movement has been '"threatened by powers even greater than the City of New York." What are these powers, you ask? Internal segmentation, apparently.
The segment opens with Bee interviewing protesters. One man she speaks with describes the class warfare that seems to be emerging. "The more people that came, the more people that...kind of like...segregated into their own little groups," he explains. "The park...split in half."
Another protester explains that the college "hipsters" who live in Brooklyn have been trying to rule the park. Apparently, these more privileged individuals, who live in what's dubbed the "east side" of the park are very different from those residing in the "poor peoples' encampment" (also known as the "west side").
Bee quips that the upper class elites have a library and expreso machines, while the "downwardly mobile" have their drum circles. According to some of the west-enders, those living in the east-end are making decisions without consulting everyone in the park.
"So let me get this straight," Bee says to one of the protesters. "You've been here eight weeks and you already have a ghetto?" The dialogue is classic.
When she asks one of the east-enders how many hours of "work" he has put in, he says, "I don't keep track of time when I'm here."
Watch the hilarity, below: