The Nation addresses the raid on Occupy Wall Street, reminding us of the futility of evicting an idea.
“If Mayor Bloomberg hoped to chill this protest with his midnight assault, then the outpouring of support in New York and nationwide has only proven his tactic a disastrous miscalculation. Indeed, some are calling the mayor’s action an unintended gift. There’s no doubt police aggression has spawned public sympathy for Occupy from its inception, but to suggest that its staying power rests on such a narrow foundation is to sell it short. A movement for the 99 percent, after all, was always too big for Zuccotti Park.”