Why Occupy Wall Street Failed to Occupy Wall Street

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“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass

Occupy Wall Street was less of a movement and more of an experience, a ride, an amusement. It was barely even a spectacle, and it is unclear whom the intended audience is supposed to be, or what effect the protest is supposed to have on the observer. Most Americans, or so it seemed to me at the time, were struck with the simple question: Why should I care what these people have to say? Simply because they claim to represent the “99%?” So does everyone else on the political market, so do the politicians and businessmen Occupy Wall Street would like to oppose. There is a resentment on the part of those involved, I sense, that I’d raise the question now. But what was the justification for the foundation of this movement in the first place?

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