Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - The Metamovement

Dave Pollard has a very good piece at his blog today entitled - Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail - in it he makes this point:

"Neither the target nor the goal of the Metamovement is clear in North America or much of Europe. To some extent the protesters are not for anything — their solidarity is in opposition, not in intention."

Dave's post has caused me to rethink my last post... While this strikes me as different than the conservative's "what do they stand for" criticism of Occupy Wall Street, (for one thing at least it's sincere, hell Fox acts like these folks have nothing to be ticked off at Wall Street about and are clearly all Marxist) - Pollard's point (and he includes all of the worldwide protest) is that they don't have a clear plan of the impact they want to have.  In essence, if Pollard is correct, they need to be able to answer the question - If Occupy Wall Street is successful,what are the policies that will be different in 6 months?

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