But that's just one man's opinion. What's yours?
While everyone elseMaybe I'm just being cranky.
Is so busy striving,
The lone traveler
Is at ease by himself.
He's been living outside of convention
For a long time now;
In his pouch there is nothing at all.
When he walks,
He takes a cane for a companion;
When he talks,
He has the rocks for an audience.
If you ask him what his religion is,
When hungry it's a bowl of rice.
-- Wen-siang (1210-1280)
Maybe the police suspect that sudden overthrow of their benefits and livelihoods is being planned. It is, but by the people they're protecting, not by the protestors. Maybe the training they are receiving from homeland security and counter-terrorism experts needs a practice forum to iron out the wrinkles in their roughshod tactics. Or maybe it's only a few macho guys intent on re-establishing their manliness by macing women and dropping young men to the ground who speak to them.
We need to be protected from these protestors. Wall Street has to be able to run its course.
Into the gutter.
But the protestors have taken to the gutters and are stealing the space where the runoff needs to flow into the sewers.
So complicated, isn't it, today's financial outlook?
The times are a stretched and weary rubberband fraying at the edges.
There was the Arab Spring. Is this AIAWA? Autumn in America with Anger?