“It’s a protest. It’s not Woodstock” – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com

10 Oct

Actually this encourages me. Our problems are deep, very deep. Our existing institutions, certainly including the two major parties, filled as they are by self-serving millionaires, are broken and in conflict. We need to grope about, perhaps aimlessly for awhile, but not forever. New coalitions will emerge. But who knows what they will be.

“I understand their cause, I understand their movement, I agree,” he says. “I’m ex-military, I have a college degree, and look what I’m doing: dirty, sweaty, making hardcore money — yet I get taxed crazy. I agree with everything they’re doing, but this is something out of ‘Lord of the Flies.’ I’m waiting for the conch to come out and people to start burning pigs.” He looks around at the more bombastic characters on the scene — a tear-streaked man angrily yelling “I need money!” while banging an empty white bucket, a woman in a Marie Antoinette costume holding a platter of cake. “This is so unorganized,” the laborer says. “The protesters aren’t doing anything that people are gonna listen to and say, ‘You know what, they’re right.’”

via “It’s a protest. It’s not Woodstock” – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com.

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