Protesters Are Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim – NYTimes.com

25 Sep

The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgably is unsettling in the face of the challenges so many of its generation face — finding work, repaying student loans, figuring out ways to finish college when money has run out. But what were the chances that its members were going to receive the attention they so richly deserve carrying signs like “Even if the World Were to End Tomorrow I’d Still Plant a Tree Today”?

I don’t know what, if anything, will come of these Wall Street protests. But they anger out of which they grow is not going to disappear any time soon. It will deepen. What then?

If it gives way to despair, then this reporter’s obvious contempt for the protesters will seem sharp and realistic, if not wise. If that anger should take shape and organize, what then? The political system is vulnerable to well-organized and persistent anger. The Republicrats could have their death grip on government crumble in their grasp.

via Protesters Are Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim – NYTimes.com.

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