Hundreds of people marched Saturday near Wall Street in New York, but the city thwarted their bid to descend into the heart of global finance itself to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts.
By noon, about 700 people, many carrying backpacks and sleeping bags, had gathered near Wall Street to search for a place to camp amid a heavy police presence. That was far less than the 20,000 Adbusters had hoped to see “flood” the neighborhood for a months-long occupation.
A couple of thoughts, mostly warmed over from my enthusiastic mocking of this disaster on Twitter:
- The Tea Party should start teaching classes on how to put a protest together. Don’t worry: they’d charge MONEY for the classes. Commies hate MONEY.
- Marxism is intellectualism for STUPID people. It never hurts to point that out.
- The AFP reported that “Organizers hoped to turn all of Lower Manhattan into an ‘American Tahrir Square'” – hopefully, that wouldn’t include the sexual assault bits. Hard to say, really: after all, Commies.
- Lastly, I love how I can tell the Netroots that their hate sustains me at their expense, and they’ll keep hating me anyway:
No, no applause: just throw money.