About the Occupy Movement

November 16, 2011

Funny quote of the day, about cleaning up the mess from Occupy Wall Street:

I pick up garbage [for a living], and these were some of the worst smells I’ve ever experienced.

Not so funny, from a “teach-in” at Occupy D. C. (scroll down for video, quote is c. 1:51-1:59):

The other thing we stress is building a base in the military, because if we’re talking about revolution, it means we have to win over some section of the military to be on our side . . . .

First, insert here all the usual caveats about polls.  Always take them with a grain of salt, etc.

That said, according to “probably . . . the first systematic random sample of Occupy Wall Street opinion,” 31% of OWS protesters “would support violence to advance their agenda.”   Read the rest of this entry »