The petulant children known as the Occupy Wall Street crowd are back, and this time they’re vowing direct action and civil disobedience, including blocking bridges, on May Day.
Like the last time the groups calling themselves part of the loosely-allied Occupy Wall Street movement rallied, their list of wants is shockingly vague, poorly considered, and barely informed.
Organizers in as many as eight U.S. cities said marches across the globe on May Day will call attention to abuses of power and wealth. They’re urged people to walk out of classes and work on the first of May in shows of solidarity.
While this paper went to press before the full extent of Occupy Wall Street May 1 protests could be understood, our hope is for no violence and limited participation. We couldn’t agree more with the right of protest and free speech, but it’s largely wasted without a cohesive message.
What exactly do they mean by abuses of wealth or power? What are the solutions?
Without the exact “abuses” we can’t fathom a solution. But one thing we’re certain, not showering for days on end, joining drum circles in a public park, and defecating on police cars likely isn’t the answer. Those are just a few of the group’s activities during their initial eight week protests last fall.
Identify the problem, come up with creative solutions. Or, occupy a job. But don’t sit in a park and complain.