10.26.2011

pollitt: we are all occupiers now

Katha Pollitt on "The Mainstreaming of OWS":
Maybe OWS will vanish with the lovely fall weather, or drift off into the anarchist subculture, or break down in fights and factions. But already it has accomplished more than anything put forward by organized progressives since Obama took office: the October 2010 jobs march on Washington, which the media simply ignored; Van Jones’s Rebuild the Dream; or even the inspiring Wisconsin protests, to say nothing of the Coffee Party (what was that all about, anyway?). As with SlutWalk, another viral grassroots protest movement led by the young, the ambiguities and indeterminacies and openness to interpretation of OWS have allowed people to join it on their own terms and make it theirs. No wonder polls show a majority of Americans support it. It’s a party you don’t need a party card to join.
Read it here.

8 comments:

James said...

It's class warfare! :)

laura k said...

It's class warfare!

That comic just about says it all.

James said...

Tom the Dancing Bug has done a whole series of "Lucky Ducky" cartoons. They were inspired by a Wall Street Journal article which called people who were so poor they didn't pay income tax "lucky duckies".

This was the first Lucky Ducky episode.

James said...

A 1%-er explains why he supports the Occupy Movement.

James said...

A major victor OWS has already won.

allan said...

Jeez. Where is "war" on that chart?

laura k said...

"Jeez. Where is "war" on that chart?"

I think it's a count of those selected words, not of all possible words. But we both know that if war was on the list, the bar would hardly be visible in the graph.

James said...

The study was geared specifically towards discussion of domestic policy. More detail here.