Have we really resorted to banging drums and shaking tambourines to influence government policy? Since September 17 we have, and with little to no results or reactions except some pepper spray to the face, which if you saw the reactions of the women it harmed it seemed equivalent to birthing pains. Influenced by Tahir square, Adbusters blogged a call to action on July 13, requesting “to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months.”
Unfortunately, the unification is missing. Tahrir had one clear message, ‘Mubarak must go’. Occupy Wall Street has made the trek and on day 10 it’s imperative to not get steamrolled, as the unification is the same as it has always been, 'Democracy Not Corporatocracy'. Apparently, you would be hard pressed to find any clear leadership role. Get your unified message together, and pin down a leader. Right now you are just causing traffic and small businesses are losing money; presumably the very people you are there to help.