November 15, 2011 by William K. Wolfrum
New York City is doing its best job to shut down the original Occupy Wall Street site at Zucotti Park, and are doing so in such a way as to only uplift the movement in general, even if it slows it down in the short term.
Whatever anyone may say about OWS – that they were not organized, that they have no end game in mind, etc. – they have managed to change the dialog in the U.S. and get the focus on wealth inequality. This is a major accomplishment. Regardless what happens with OWS, what matters is that a step was taken to stop corporate domination of the financial and legal systems of the United States and the globe. But in a time of instant gratification, it’s important for patience to hold sway.
It took a long time to get where we are, and it will take a long time to get back. But giants do fall.