Naomi Wolf: So Right and So Wrong

Source: The Daily Mail

The People Versus the Police … The corporatocracy is terrified that citizens will reclaim the rule of law. America’s politicians, it seems, have had their fill of democracy. Across the country, police, acting under orders from local officials, are breaking up protest encampments set up by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement – sometimes with shocking and utterly gratuitous violence. In the worst incident so far, hundreds of police, dressed in riot gear, surrounded Occupy Oakland’s encampment and fired rubber bullets (which can be fatal), flash grenades, and tear-gas canisters – with some officers taking aim directly at demonstrators. The Occupy Oakland Twitter feed read like a report from Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “they are surrounding us”; “hundreds and hundreds of police”; “there are armored vehicles and Hummers.” There were 170 arrests. Naomi Wolf/Occupy Wall Street News feed

Dominant Social Theme: The problems in the world today can all be tracked back to the big corporations – the corporatocracy that runs the world.

Free-Market Analysis: The courageous Ms. Naomi Wolf is back at it again, fresh off her arrest for “blocking the sidewalk” in New York after a Huffington Post get-together to present an award to the smarmy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. She has written and posted a deeply felt screed at the new Occupy Wall Street news site that is turning into – as we predicted – a billboard for “progressive” points of view.

Ms. Wolf is surely correct to voice her deep displeasure with America’s growing fascist state and the police officers that are its modern face. But is she correct in identifying them as tools of a US “corporatocracy?” It seems to us that she doesn’t look deeply enough. This is the problem with Occupy Wall Street scribes generally.

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