Occupy Wall Street has moved well beyond the outer limits of Manhattan and is now the global sensation, followed by inevitable chatter about what this means amid a fresh, new recession.Â Perhaps, for the first time since the Arab spring revolutions, there is a nagging sense that this could be something bigger and much more troublesome. Â No one wants to say it – right now it’s just “whining 20-something, middle-class White kids” afraid of being jobless.
Itâ€™s only theÂ senseÂ rather than a full blown conversation at the moment.
But, you can’t ignore it: the brand itself forebodes something ominous.Â The word â€œOccupyâ€ reminds one of Israeli troops occupying the Gaza Strip. Â It’s so hostile. Â Comparisons to a softer civil rights movement are a bit off. Â You’re talking about many thousands of people in multiple places with little to lose. The lexicon in this movement already hints at a mass flare-up over the horizon.Â Itâ€™s aggressive.Â Itâ€™s angry.Â Itâ€™s fed-up.Â Itâ€™s the unapologetic scream and middle-finger on blast – a collective â€œstick-it-to-the-manâ€ that one can easily predict will make everyone else miss the Tea Party.