Occupy Boston: Beyond Left and Right

As Occupy Boston, the child of the national movement Occupy Wall Street, develops, some people have tried to claim it’s disorganized and purposeless.

To some extent this is true, but it is a movement that needs no coherent, bullet-point plan; it simply needs to make a point, and it has.

Sure, some may say the crowds in Dewey Square aren’t that big and this is just a movement for the purpose of belonging to a movement. Or some may echo the feelings of a comment a jogger yelled as he ran by the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday, saying, “get a job,” — insinuating that protesters are just lazy hippies causing trouble for no reason.

The great thing about what is happening, not only here in Boston, but in New York and other cities as well, is the focus on a major concern we should all have about our country. This issue is far beyond left and right. In fact, this is an area where the political gap should be bridged…

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