Have you heard that the OWS Mayday relaunch was an epic FAIL?
in several cities, promised tens of thousands who would take to the
streets and revitalize the OWS movement not in evidence anywhere, a
general stike that was a joke from the beginning and that 99.9% of the
99% ignored, and a liberal press that barely noted the events.
What does that sound like to you? The New York Post pegs it correctly: OWS is "now in the 16th minute of its 15 minutes of fame":
Which is to say, no one cares anymore - assuming anyone ever did.
some did: Besides the usual suspects - anarchists, anti-capitalists
and misfits - the "movement" had lots of support in the mainstream
Attempts to picket and disrupt local corporate headquarters essentially fizzled.
closest thing to an actual disruption that was evident was a few bags
of initially suspicious white powder - corn starch, it turned out -
mailed to several banks. It all made for good video, but little else.
Fact is, the vast majority of New Yorkers - the real
99 percent, in other words - spent their day doing precisely what OWS
had promised, and failed, to stop them from doing: They went to work and
Which is as good a response to May Day as we can think of.
the count of three, everyone point their finger at the left and laugh.
And then thank them for giving us a front row seat to see the end of
Occupy Wall Street.
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