Until yesterday, the movement to occupy Wall Street was genuine, with a handful of lunatics and a few homeless hippies who had lost their way to the 1969 San Francisco love in. The hilariously tiny turnout, and the general level of idiocy, was an embarrassment to the left, revealing that the left is not a mass movement, but an elite movement, that the left is merely the voice of the state, that there is no mob with pitchforks that the state is protecting the rich from. And so, predictably, the astroturf showed up.
To provide some decent numbers, and some protest signs that showed a connection to this universe, the Professional Staff Congress Union, and a bunch of students turned out by the professors of the City University of New York, came out to “Occupy Wall Street”
When the “left”, also known as the United States Government, calls a protest, if they astroturf it, it looks astroturfed. If they don’t astroturf it, hardly anyone shows up, and those that do show up are an embarrassment.