The New York Times has done a comical story about the differences between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. The Times says the difference is "where they place the blame." I have a different view.
For starters, Tea Party organizers across the U.S. had to get permits to stage protests and rallies. Occupy Wall Street doesn't need them, inexplicably.
Tea Party protesters look like ordinary folks, wearing ordinary clothes, just like you and me:
Occupy Wall Street consists of unwashed hippies -- complete with piercings and tattoos and dreadlocks -- chanting Marxist slogans and spewing anti-Semitic and anti-American hatred. In the video below, Occupy Wall Street protesters in Oregon sing a charming little song called Fuck the USA. Enjoy:
Also, Tea Party rallies don't result in arrests. On the other side, any review of dozens of raw video online shows that the "Occupy" Marxists claiming police brutality are lying. Each video of an arrest shows a calm police officer telling protesters to stay behind barricades, and when protesters rush the barricade and try to break through, they're arrested.
It's difficult for me to accept that the average man on the street really believes there are meaningful parallels between the Tea Party and Marxists Occupy Wall Street. True, anyone consuming news via news sites or watching CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC is led to believe that peaceful, patriotic Americans attending the Occupy Wall Street protests are ordinary citizens. But this is the Age of Online Video! The evidence is one click away.