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Occupy Wall St. and the Tea Party: A Tale of Two Protests
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Occupy Wall St. and the Tea Party: A Tale of Two Protests

For all their contrived displays of independence and non-conformism, the Occupy Wall St. protesters can’t even properly be called original. For one thing, Communism, their preferred ideology, was thoroughly discredited more than two decades ago, while most of the occupiers were still in diapers. For another, virtually their entire list of grievances against crony capitalism and bank bailouts has been plagiarized straight from the tea party’s platform, which is now nearly three years old.

10/11/2011