Radio host Jay Smooth shares some interesting thoughts on the meaning of Occupy Wall Street — that observing the way different media and political figures have reacted is educational in itself:
Occupy Wall Street is every bit as specific as it needs to be, and every bit as non-specific as it needs to be. It’s just specific enough to capture that basic sentiment that so many people share, and just vague enough to let many different people come to it. And as it keeps growing and coalescing, if certain people keep professing not to get it, those are probably the people who weren’t supposed to get it.
I love this whole spectacle of everyone scrambling and scraping for ways to pretend that something serious isn’t happening. It’s not only fun to watch, it provides a valuable service, because it reveals to us all who the ringers are at Wall Street’s three-card monte table.