The Occupy Wall Street movement seems to be at a transition period, attempting to go from a primitive version of society to a more complex version, accompanied by the development of a more systematic division of labor.
The 99% percent is hard to define as it spans across people who have never before had anything in common. Where can you find your home, your sense of belonging?
While there may be a few "Marxists" and "radicals" at Zuccotti and other sites, you don't have to hang around long to sense that many are middle-class people who think they are getting a raw deal and fear for their future.
Elected officials and police forces need to take a deep breath and gain some perspective. The Wall Street bankers have done far more damage to cities and counties by tanking the economy and local tax receipts than a few hundred protesters could ever do.
The backlash created by Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock's responses to the protest has merely served to fuel the hunger of the Colorado population to right the injustices these occupations believe to be so wrong.
Though not ignored by any stretch, the First-Amendment rights of the OccupyDenver protesters need to get more air time. KHOW's Caplis and Silverman aired a great interview with attorney David Lane on this topic yesterday.
Corporate America is finally getting treated to its Arab Spring. Will it listen?