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OWS Protester Freaks Out on Camera: “Help us now!”

John on October 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hat tip to the Morning Spew via Twitter for this clip:

It’s reminiscent of the double rainbow clip and almost as ripe for mockery. On a serious note, this fits perfectly with what I said last week about the protesters and their motivations:

These kids on the street might be latching on to some really simplistic ideas about the 1% not doing their part, but that’s not what it’s about. It’s about fear. Fear of maybe not having a job, maybe not for years. Fear of drowning in personal debt. Fear of being in a situation over which they feel they have little or no control, i.e. lobbyists and corporations have all the power and they are caught up in the machine.

That doesn’t explain all of the protesters of course, but I think it’s a thread motivating a lot of the college kids. The tragic irony is, the solutions they’re reaching for will only make things exponentially worse.

Update: Another side of Edward T. Hall.

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