Occupy Wall Street Drums Up Opposition

Occupy Wall Street: Weapons of Mass Distraction

The Occupy Wall Street movement has few clear principles but four chief tactics:  urban camping, chanting, drumming, and hula hoops. Drumming can be effective, but it’s dangerous when practiced by amateurs. We inadvertently auditioned the NYU contingent last month, and there were clearly no music majors among them.

OWS drumming has caused controversy with the 99% of protest site neighbors and even non-drumming protesters, urban campers who want a few hours sleep. After interminable leaderless meetings, protesters reached a drumming curfew consensus. Maybe.

But volume, schedule, and finance aren’t the only issues. Three words of advice for the OWS drummers: Occupy Music Lessons.

The uproar over drumming is drowning out what the demonstrations are all about in the first place. To refresh your memory, visit the We Are The Ninety Nine Percent website.

Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-bfW

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One Response to “Occupy Wall Street Drums Up Opposition”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    Compare & Contrast:

    “Why inequality in America is even worse than you thought,” Justin Elliott, Salon

    “Out of touch! The cluelessness of the 1 percent,” Emma Mustich, Salon

    “‘Foreclosure Mill’ Employees Dressed Up As Victims Of Foreclosure For Halloween,”Christopher Robbins, Gothamist

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