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Zealots, Freeloaders and the Dispossessed

Updated: Aug 22, 2019


Occupy Wall Street. Legislative Plaza on a pleasant Saturday in December. A mellow, embracing feel reminiscent of communes from the 60’s and 70’s. Some with a sense of destiny, others along for the party, and still others grateful for three hots, a tent and some companionship.


Lots of people with dogs. Many daily drop-ins–nice, clean, sober, earnest. The whole scene is great grist for anthropologists.


Hot organic food, a medic tent, a media tent. Tents for everything. They multiply. Many try occupation for a couple of days and gladly donate their tent to the cause for the next person coming along. Plenty of vacancies. Come on down!

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