I think your post is terrific canyonoflight.
Might I suggest to all the negative votes and commentors that you all take the time to completely understand and learn about this movement...BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY!
Please understand that these people are out there and they are there for all of us. Unless, of course, you're part of that 1%. Although I would venture a guess to say many of them would be sympathetic to the movement. WHat Occupy is all about is corporate greed, and how it is wrecking this country!
The movement is growing, and galvanizing. Whenever a police officer peppersprays someone, or beats them with a baton, FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN WANTING TO EXERCISE THEIR 1st AMENDMENT RIGHTS, they strengthen the movement! Period!
People should understand that most of the Occupiers HAVE JOBS, and contrary to the rhetoric spread by the right, most of them DO take baths. Many of them are parents, and like most of us want to see our children have it better than we do.
The thing that many should find scary is that with Congress not doing anything to put our country back on it's feet this movement will continue to grow. The US is damn ear at "Critical Mass." It will get ugly before long. People are very angry, and not everyone is going to "turn the other cheek" on the police brutality.
If this explodes in the faces of those using these tactics, it will make the first Civil War seem like a walk in the park.