Occupy Wall Street: A Tea Party for the Left?Submitted by onesquarelight on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 14:26
from Time magazine article...
Occupy Wall Street: A Tea Party for the Left?
"There are clear differences between the Tea Party and the Occupy protests. The Tea Party was older, whiter, more rural and, at least initially, more focused on electoral change. Where as the Tea Party inspired a huge share of regular Republican primary voters, it is not clear that the people gathered on Wall Street or in Los Angeles vote, or even see voting as a worthwhile endeavor. But there is huge potential here. It took months for the Tea Party to begin organizing with the help of professional political consultants and activist non-profits. Similarly, there are signs that the labor movement has already begun working with the people on Wall Street, and the Campaign for America’s Future, a long-time institutional force behind the traditional progressive movement, is meeting early this week to discuss ways of expanding the protests."