I was watching BBC this morning in my hotel room and the announcer was breathlessly discussing the anti-Wall Street protestors getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. “Is this a growing movement?” she asks.
The irony of protesting capitalism while wallowing in all its trappings seems to have escaped protestors and BBC comentators alike. I didn’t see a stitch of homespun clothing on the protestors — lots of Gap-style t-shirts and cargo pants. Lots of cell phones with video cameras too, catching the action. I’m sure once they’re out of jail they’ll frantically start blogging about their experience from their laptops and iPads, while sipping Frappe Latte Mochawhatsits from their local Starbucks.
If they loathe capitalism so much, they should go into the woods, join a commune, and try living without it for a few years. And don’t come back.