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October 01, 2011

Weekend NYT Punditry: This Wall St Thing Is a Big F'n Deal

It's hard for a Texan, to understand how people who read Nick Kristof take him seriously. But here we go.

I tweeted that the protest reminded me a bit of Tahrir Square in Cairo, and that raised eyebrows. True, no bullets are whizzing around, and the movement won’t unseat any dictators. But there is the same cohort of alienated young people, and the same savvy use of Twitter and other social media to recruit more participants. Most of all, there’s a similar tide of youthful frustration with a political and economic system that protesters regard as broken, corrupt, unresponsive and unaccountable.

Arab. Friggin. Spring. Sans bullets and rape.

SEIU has decided to bus in more protesters, because of the current lameness.

This is. Meaningful.

Much of the sloganeering at “Occupy Wall Street” is pretty silly

The rest is super serious.

Thanks Nick.

All seriousness aside, how big a deal can a grassroots protest be, when you have to call in the unions to make it appear to be something? Allowing for traffic I mean.

ALSO: I'm interested in the moron reaction to this video. I'm disinclined to think these two girls who got maced were presenting a "mace them" threat. But it's just one vid so one impression.


via John Podhoretz and Allahpundit on twitter

UPDATE: good commentariat on the vid. My own theory is it's Axe. That would explain the cryin and screaming.


So am I missing something? I didn't see store windows smashed, or cops getting slapped.

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