The most amusingly frustrating aspect of the reaction to Occupy Wall Street is the inability in some circles to grasp what it's about. Tom Tomorrow nails it, as always. They lack a coherent message, say right-wing detractors. They need to make concrete demands, say left-wing concern trolls.
Really? You really don't see what they're about? You can't think of anything that happened in recent history that might correlate with anger at Wall Street?
Remember? Remember that one thing? Remember how the financial elite crashed the world economy and no one has ever been held accountable? Oh yeah. That little thing. Maybe that has something to do with it.
But that was the past; we need to look forward our leaders tell us. So what do the OWS protesters demand? What do they want to happen?
Really? You can't think of a single thing that they might want? You have no idea at all of an action, policy change, law or declaration that could be made by people in power that would cheer the protestors? Nothing at all that would make them feel like they were heard and could go back to their families rather than lying out in the rain and getting beaten up by cops?
You can't think of anything? Then you're a smug, complacent idiot because I can think of about fifty off the top of my head.
UPDATE: Glen Greenwald gets it.