2011-11-16

It Would Be Sad

It would be, if it weren't for all that violence. The "Occupy" mob comes to this:

NEW YORK — About a dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters are in Zuccotti Park, talking and trying to stay awake.They are sitting on the park's marble benches, occasionally chanting "We are the 99 percent" and other protest slogans.About 30 police officers are looking on.
So the stragglers are almost ready to throw in the towel, and all it really took was an effort to clean the park. 

What's interesting about this is that - despite my claim yesterday - there is some sort of philosophical victory here. The mob intended to "occupy" the park until they instigated change. They could continue to protest for the rest of time, they just can't camp overnight, thereby undermining their whole "occupy" methodology.

What good is a sit in if you have to go home to bed every day?

Still, I can't help but wonder what would have happened if this mob would have chosen a more rational protest methodology. Short-sightedness abounds.