I have been at Occupy Wall St for 5 weeks. On Monday it will be my 6th week.
I hate it here.
This movement has been co-opted by men. For example, I am at a women's safety meeting that has had all of the agenda items bottom-lined by men.
The needs of the people are being addressed by people who have no idea. Middle-class people to whom the concept of poverty is a distant concept. Illustrated by their lack of compassion for individuals. For example, the working groups attempted to convince the working groups to do a partial shut down to flush out "undesirables".
That is crazy as hell.
If an individual wants to freeze themselves in a park, for an unarticulated purpose oridea, we should support them. I work in Comfort Community (comfortcommunity.wordpress.com) We are not going to stop handing out blankets to freezing people. I don't care what they do. No one has a right to judge a person's personal choice.
Everyone has a place in the struggle. Now is not the time to invoke privilege.