Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Occupy Wall Street And The Return Of The McGovernites | The New Republic

Fred Seigel via TNR, Occupy Wall Street And The Return Of The McGovernites | The New Republic

The conclusion, but please read the whole thing, especially the parts on the incredible bureaucracy #OWS builds for itself
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In the wake of the debacle of the Carter presidency, TNR wrote that "The biggest challenge for the Democratic party ... is to make good intentions marketable again." That’s true again today. That’s why the biggest problem posed by the Zuccotti Parkers wearing their Che Guevara t-shirts is not that they invited left-over Leninists such as Slavoj Zizek and Naomi Klein to address them. Rather it’s that the protesters, oblivious to our national debt, disregard the understandable disdain with which most Americans currently view the federal government. The denizens of Zuccotti Park seem hell bent on further expanding the bureaucratic black box when the job at hand is to it open it up so that it can be right sized and reorganized.
I'm guessing it's too late and the left-over Leninists, which have grown more cult like over the years --Workers World a nice example--, just take it all over.

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