Monday, October 3, 2011

Reason #36: Pepper Spray

While I'm generally on (or near) the same page as big liberal protests like this current "Occupy Wall Street" business, I tend to roll my eyes at the demonstrations themselves, whose messages always seem to get mired in random hippie bullshit and anticapitalist gibberish. And if they can't win a sympathetic ear from a Commie socialist like me, I can only imagine what the mainstream American public thinks of them.

So kudos to the New York City cops who made a big show of citing and arresting literally hundreds of them the other day - because nothing draws media attention, and public sympathy, to events like this better than perceived governmental overreaction. Here's hoping the protesters can keep their act together now that people are paying a little more attention.

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