Congratulations to the Occupy Wall Streeters for making weapons out of mops and brooms and holding off the Bloomberg eviction forces! A major victory! I wonder when was the last time Bloomberg held a broom–probably so long ago he couldn’t conceive of such a strategy of resistance.
Looking out on this rainy, cool morning, I can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen when the cold winds of winter start to blow. Those of us supporting this movement from the comfort of our homes don’t want to see the protesters getting frostbite out by the Wall Street bull!
I saw a great suggestion this morning: why not turn the Occupy movement into a guerilla resistance, with daily occupations happening in designated strategic sites all over the country, the occupiers called in via cell phones and social media? A movement like this would have the flexibility of motion, and would be able to respond to current events.
It could also be fun–like the spontaneous street parties that often happen in European cities, with the partiers called in by cell phone.
Now almost a month old, the Occupy movement has done an outstanding job of waking up this nation. Let’s keep the momentum going even as the cold winds of winter begin to blow.