Apparently to protest Goldman Sachs, a bunch of Occupy types dressed up in squid costumes and marched outside of the bank’s offices. Taibbi is obviously a bit proud that his vampire squid image has caught on so much with these folks, and it’s always good to have some reinforcement from your readers, but come on guys. Does anyone remember how much fun was made of Tea Partiers decorating their hats with English Breakfast bags? And now their walking around with fucking squids on their heads? Christ.
As a liberal, I’m growing incredibly impatient with the Occupy Movement and their seeming inability to learn from a similar fringe movement that popped up in 2009, the Tea Party. Or, I suppose, learn anything other than how to look ridiculous. I mean, The Tea Party is an avowed anti-government movement that managed to elect considerable numbers of U.S. Representatives and a handful of Senators, and have succeeded in triggering massive cuts in government spending. They seem to think they can destroy government from within, and it’s hard to argue that they’re doing a fine job.
But the Occupy people seem convinced that Zuccotti Park is Tahrir Square. Our government is not Mubarak’s Eygpt. If the Tea Party can in two years do the damage to the government they have from within, fuck off if you don’t think the fringe left can do something similar to their own ends.