As Occupy marches on, perhaps its greatest internal tension is between the reformers—pragmatists with concrete goals—and the revolutionaries.
"This isn't a protest movement, because protest movements are to address issues that the power structure could conceivably be willing to give up," a black-clad occupier named Max Bean told Fithian over lunch in early December. "We are asking to dissolve the power structure. And you can't ask for that. You can't protest for it. All you can do is grow until we are so big that we are everything."
Fithian weighed her response carefully. MORE...
Monday, March 26, 2012
"It's not about getting our elected officials to do something. Shit. They ain't gonna do shit."
"Meet Professor Occupy" (Josh Harkinson-Mother Jones):