Thursday, October 20, 2011
Occupy Wall Street
I went down to Zuccotti Park recently to check out the Occupy Wall Street protest and was overwhelmed by all the activity. There's the camp itself-- a long stretch of tarps and sleeping bags complete with its own library, sanitation station, and meditation circle-- and then there are the many, many colorful protesters. The various issues being challenged are perhaps too diverse to make the occupation as effective as it could be. However, it's refreshing to see some proper activism as opposed to the standard, smug reposting of articles from the Huffington Post, Fox News, or whatever other media outlet reaffirms one's opinion.