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    I was a little depressed until I read this from DougJ:

    "I don’t think this matters that much. Eventually, establishment media was going to turn the public against the dirty, thieving hippies. I do think this is why, for the most part, Democratic elected officials have been smart to keep a safe distance from OWS.

    The purpose of OWS, as I see it, is to (a) get the topic of income inequality in the air and (b) scare the Galtians. It is succeeding well on both fronts so far. The Zuccotti park eviction keeps the momentum going.

    I know that not everyone will like this analogy, but every movement needs its shock troops. You can’t expect people to love the shock troops. As long as you don’t let the troops nominate people like Christine O’Donnell or scream embarrassing things during debates, it’s all good."

    The only place it will matter will be on Twitter, where the RWers will gleefully post this poll url over and over. And over.

    This whole world's wild at heart and weird on top....Lula

    by anninla on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:17:04 AM PST

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