One of the nice things about living in New York is that I have… | /var/blog
One of the nice things about living in New York is that I have the opportunity to experience the Occupy Wall St. protests directly, without the filter of any secondary source. Last weekend, I was in the financial district, so I took a short walk to Zuccotti Park, the campground that protesters now dub 'Liberty Park'. At the bottom are two of my favorite pictures from the trip. After seeing the protests firsthand, all I can say is this: these people aren't kidding around. I can't say that I agree with all of their concrete goals. But whether or not you do agree with them, it's clear that this isn't some temporary fad. Before, I was shocked when Mayor Bloomberg backed down on his plans to clear the park, but after visiting the park, I can see why. On this Saturday afternoon, the park was filled with an incredibly diverse range of people - not at all some easily dismissed 'fringe group'. But here's the kicker - the part that should really terrify anybody who wishes that the Occupy Wall