Already there are reports of rampant thievery and rape. More telling, however, is the in-fighting all over the Occupy Wall Street forum and another, separate website called "The Multitude."
Most stark is the fact that Occupy Wall Street says that it stands for Democracy, yet those with dissenting opinions are castigated and ridiculed, while being told that they "don't count." Take this comment, for example, on a thread entitled, Maybe OWS is not for me?:
In a post entitled Profiting From Protesting, one person decried making money off of the protests, arguing that they should not both argue against capitalism yet make money off of it. One enraged OWS member angrily responded (obscenities blurred):
In another section, one user complains that they helped OWS protest for an entire day, yet came away disillusioned at the incredible self-centeredness of the movement. In agreement, many commenters added opinions like this:
And in yet another, moderators are deleting comments from OWS supporters that do not preceisely toe the line of their movement. The person writes:
I just pointed out an uncomfortable truth about Occupy Wall Street's finances, and the message was immediately deleted. I would actually consider it censorship.The movement has become so fragmented that there are actually people calling for an alliance with... the Tea Party and Conservatives: