… When asked to briefly sum up Occupy Wall Street, that was my reply. It’s a movement without purpose or direction. I’ve yet to figure how a month long camp out in squalid conditions is going to fix the economy or shape the government. Again, the whole thing is purposeless and will accomplish nothing. Oh, and then there’s the whole “crazy” factor.
Can you imagine if one day everyone started paying attention to that crazy guy who screams at the traffic and wears a sandwhich board. Every city has one, the token insane man. The one in Charlotte swears at cars stopped at red lights and throws trash at people for the hell of it. He also walks a doll baby on a leash. Try debating economics and government policy with him. That’s Occupy Wall Street. It’s the equivalent of taking every town’s crazy person and relocating them to Zuccotti Park.
By now, we’ve all seen the videos of the barely coherent protesters unable to articulate why they are there. That’s because they are all crazy people. The media loves OWS because it’s a freak show and we can’t stop looking. And that is the only reason people are still talking about OWS, not because the demonstrations have sparked some great debate — it’s entertainment.
No one is taking this seriously. At least no one should. What is going on in Zuccotti Park is just your typical New York City crazy, only conctrated. From a distance it looks like a massive movement with a lot of supporters; upon closer examination is just your run of the mill NYC dip-shittery.
Even when you try to separate the crazy from the cause you’re still left wondering what all the noise is about. There doesn’t appear to be a single defined message because everyone has their own little side cause like animal rights, anti-war, and the ever popular racism… liberal ADD if you will.
When OWS supporters try to demonstrate in other cities only a couple dozen people come out, mostly bored University students, and the event barely makes the local news. I was having drinks with one of my Unfortunate Liberal Friends and she quipped that if OWS came to Charlotte she would join them. Bless her heart, she didn’t even know about their feeble local efforts, so lame is the “movement” when removed from the events in Zuccotti Park.