Occupy Wall St.

OWS represents four things to me:

  1. An expression of discontent protected by constitutional rights
  2. A convenient cover for run-of-the-mill hooligans, crackpots and anarcho-douchebags to abuse local business or yank the mic and step up on their soapbox  as suits their fantasies.
  3. A political movement that, yes, like the Tea Party, represents the polarization of political discourse when confronted with intractable economic problems. In other words, a pointless endeavor.
  4. An occasional fantastic inconvenience for me personally since I live and work in the area. I HATED OWS for inspiring the NYPD to crank up security in the area (costing god knows how much money) and forcing me to constantly reroute my commute.

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