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Why the Wall Street Protest is Failing

October 3rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm 121 Comments

Left-wing populism has never recovered from the sixties. No more damning evidence of this exists than the current “Occupy Wall Street” protests, which despite ample internet promotion and no shortage of passion, have fallen dismally flat, and failed to stir even the most basic conversation about finance, social justice or anything in between. Even ideologically friendly news outlets have dismissed the protesters, as Glenn Greenwald notes with some discomfort here.

Why? Perhaps a good place to start would be with the works of Saul Alinsky which (besides being allegedly influential on the President) provide a damning critique of this protest. Below are three reasons why Alinsky would call these protests abject failures.

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