The occupiers in action
Here, at Human Events, is video of Occupy San Diego disrupting a Wal-Mart. The occupiers, 75 of them, entered the Wal-Mart, filled their shopping carts with goods, then, at a certain signal, blocked the activities of the store near the checkout lines by delivering a “speech” about Wal-Mart’s oppressive practices. In the manner of occupiers we’ve seen before, the speaker speaks a sentence or phrase, and all the others repeat what he has said. Jim Hoft, who posted the video, helpfully provides the inane text of what the occupiers said so we can know exactly what their profound message consists of.
A correspondent recently argued in all seriousness that the Occupy movement is helping draw attention to serious abuses by the finance and brokerage industry. It may well be that such abuses exist (e.g., the unregulated financial market created by the 1999 repeal of the Glass Steagal Act). But to think that these disruptive morons are helping inform the American public about them is sheerest fantasy.