I, of course, oppose Occupy Wall Street. I look forward, however, to seeing whether or not it will be successful.
Occupy Wall Street is different from the Tea Party in that the Tea Party (being a rightist movement) is peaceful while the OWS movement (being a leftist movement) aims toward violence. For example, I expect OWS to hang out in in Zuccotti Park until someone kicks them out – the confrontation at the end being the whole point of the exercise to date. Leftist movements continue until they provoke violence, which is why they’re generally successful. Perhaps the new media is capable of reversing this historical trend. I’m skeptical, but we’ll see.
Many people complain that the movement has no goal, which seems pretty clear. But the goal of this movement, like all leftists movements, is to incite violence and get arrested (and, of course to do all of it under the cover of lies).