Originally Posted by sugarkang
The most plausible theory/explanation I've read thus far on OWS and its raison d'etre has been by Kenneth Anderson
at Volokh. To put it in somewhat simplified terms, it's the lower-upper-middle class vs. the upper-upper-middle class
. Given Matt's evidence on the background of some of the protesters, the theory fits.
And if this is the case, it's all the more reason Democrats need to stop imposing price controls.
If you go down to the park in New York, mainly what you see is the standard hippie kids and middle aged working class black people. I don't recognize any of them as lower-upper-middle-class. Actual lower-upper-middle-class people like myself just show up for a couple hours here or there.
The blog people who are against it want to make it sound like a bunch of young white whiners who have ivy league educations in art history, because that's a group that's easy to mock. It's analogous to making the tea party about fat racists.