This new video making the rounds on a number of blogs is one to watch all the way to the end. The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee illustrates how the haves and the have nots of the Occupy Wall Street protesters lived together in Zucotti Park for two months and eventually became what they fought against—an upper class and a lower class.
The bit is revealing and humorous. More importantly, it also shows that no matter how hard a group like OWS tries, strategies like “consensus” or “horizontal” decision making, human nature trumps class and social engineering constructs that individuals attempt to create to stifle what makes us human.
Speaking of human nature, the idea that “greed” is a problem exclusively among the wealthy is a concept that the OWS movement railed against daily. However, their movement barely, if ever focused on the other deadly sins: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, sloth. All of us are prone to these vices, but the OWS movement apparently may have either overlooked that or figured, “Who cares? Our message is getting out.” The latter is more than likely.