One choice comment from our new friend, Lemony Snicket:
“Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending,” Snicket writes.
And from Doyle Mc Manus of the LA Times:
“At this point, most of the Occupy Wall Street folks don't appear to want anything to do with Obama, or any other officeholder, for that matter.
"’We don't want to associate with politicians because that would just divide people,’ Sonia Silbert, one of the coordinators of Washington's protests, told me. ‘I'm not surprised that the Obama campaign is trying to ride this thing. But if we went in that direction, that would be the end of the moment, right there . . . '
“What's remarkable, though, is how anxious the Obama campaign appears to be to get on the protesters' good side.”
So true, Mr. Mc Manus. And thanks to your source for pointing out the obvious. No, we don't intend to end the Occupation Movement for the benefit of any political entity or oganization that sees this as a recruiting depot. We will continue to develop a framework for the future of the organization with an eye towards bringing all of the occupied areas together as one. More on this subject later.
Fox News has published a piece about similarities between the Occupation Movement and the Tea Party. We'll wait for comments on this one. For what it's worth: