The Occupy Wall Street movement is a "primal scream" against inequality, said Nicholas Kristol of the New York Times. They chant: "The world is watching!" "This is how democracy looks!" Unfortunately, the media and some demonstrators have had the nerve to compare the OWS to the 2010 Tea Party movement that brought about a re-balancing of political power. At least the Tea Partiers have jobs, showers and have a point. Actually, a more correct term for this mob would be the Flea Party; as in wingless, bloodsucking and parasitic!
So far the only major accomplishment of the protesters is that they put an end to their previous initiative, "Occupy Our Parents Homes". They talk of being the 99% that got the rough end of the economic stick while only 1% got the gravy. Actually the group is made up of 1% main street folks and the 99% are a mixture of adolescents seeking a cause, leftist public sector unionists, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, pick-pockets, homeless people, Trotskyists and die hard-Marxists who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement (whose hair is now in their ponytails).
No one knows what the Wall Street protesters want--as is typical of mobs. This is true of the other Occupy mobs across the U.S.A., Europe and even stupidly in economically prosperous Australia! They say say they want to abolish capitalism while wearing designer jeans and T-shirts emblazoned with global corporate logos. They say they want Obama re-elected, but claim to hate Wall Street. These ignorant fools forget that it was the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donation in history to Obama, who in turn, bailed out the banks and made Goldman Sachs the forth branch of the government. That's why hypocrite Obama allowed the new regulations on Wall Street traders and banks to remain toothless. Of course, this way he is hoping for more donations for his 2012 campaign.
Back to reality. Besides watching these scum urinate on police cars and defecate in store fronts, Zucotti Park has become overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night. The organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent, guarded by women, to keep the sickos away. This "safety tent" idea has spread to others sites around the country. It's shameful that most press outlets (like the protesters themselves) look the other way at the depravity happening inside "Obamaville", with actual rapes being shrugged off because they're bad PR for a movement they support.
The Way I See It....once Obamas Zombies frame precise demands -- like nationalising the banks -- the movement will die in the full light of the realities of American politics. Maybe the coming of Winter will help as well. In addition, its elitism will cut it off from working people. The traditional Left believed in the abilities of the working class to change the world and create a society of plenty. However, this gaggle of hipsters and leftists display a trendy disdain for the brainwashed workers which will only lead them to succeed in throwing out a no-hoper president in next year's election.
That's what democracy looks like.