It’s one thing to speak along with a crowd. It’s quite another to actually speak for that crowd. The difference is between parroting and leading, between really mattering, and not. And right now, the Occupy Wall Street movement is on the wrong side of all those differences. The two-month old protest movement has generated scads of public attention since its inception, in part because it’s rare that large groups of people willingly take up residence in public parks, and in part because it’s a wonderful time to be protesting the economy’s shortcomings.
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