At 10/26/11 12:14 AM, MultiCanimefan wrote:
Where did the whole "OWS are anti-Capitalist Socialists" bullshit come from?
Perhaps you should read their mission statement.
Socialist? Not so much. Anti-capialist? Very much. I'd say they're more bitter about the fact that they're poor (however, banging drums, constantly smoking weed, and not showering was never really a good plan for making money anyway)
To sum up OWS:
Right cause, wrong mission, wrong people, wrong method. I'd say they're in a deep hole. If this cause didn't resonate with so many regular Americans the massive drawbacks of this soon to be failed protest would have had the police kicking out these camps in day 3.
Why is this protest going to fail? Well, it's been around for over a month and while it's garnered the Arcade Fire, Bonaroo types, it has still yet to bring any people of legitimacy on board. Their message is still muddled and loaded with unpopular super-hippie-Whale-Wars type bullshit, and they're letting their protest become a haven for the career homeless and petty criminals.
OWS doesn't even have the most base level of legitimacy the Tea Party had (and subsequently crapped all over).