According to the protesters' logic, the best way to wrest power from Wall Street is by moving Halloween up a few weeks. Hundreds recently descended on the New York Stock Exchange dressed as "corporate zombies," much as anti-nuclear activists did in the early 1980s. But unlike today's protesters, they at least knew why they were protesting.I wish the article had mentioned what degree Ms. Clarke is getting. I'll be it's something really marketable like Women's Studies or European Art History. If you've wasted four years and untold thousands of dollars on a stupid major, your joblessness is not Wall Street's fault.
"I'm angry because I don't have millions of dollars to give to my representative, so my voice is invalidated," said 21-year-old college student Amanda Clarke. Among her complaints are "that I'm graduating with tens of thousands of dollars in loans and there's no job market."
The fight, however, is not merely between college students and their future bills. It is so broad that it is indecipherable. "This is not about left versus right," said Christopher Walsh, a 25-year-old photographer. "It's about hierarchy versus autonomy."
What makes the Wall Street occupiers so frivolous is their utter lack of purpose. Their deep-sounding words mask their arrant superficiality. Furthermore, anyone who uncritically claims to speak for 99 percent of the populace is -- 99 percent of the time -- deluded and incorrect. Occupy Wall Street is less for the downtrodden than it is for the bored and self-important, which explains why so many kids and actress Susan Sarandon are getting involved.
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