Last night police estimated a crowd of about 35,000 occupying Foley Park. The above is one of the thousands of pictures that emerged from the event.
Looking through all these pictures, you know what I noticed is missing? I noticed things like this weren't there:
People came to this event out of true outrage. They weren't lured their by celebrity names and offered cushy rides on corporate sponsored buses. That is how the Tea Party gets people to their rallies.
The Occupy movement is 100% grassroots, unlike the astroturf Tea Party. Occupy is the most American movement we have seen in a generation and one the resembles the founding of our nation. In fact Occupy is far more aligned to the Boston Tea Party then the Tea Party will ever be, considering the actual Boston Tea Party was more about inequality than it was taxes. That's what Occupy is fighting against - inequality. The fact that the 1% continue to see their tax burden go down and their benefits from our nation go up, while the opposite happens to the 99%.