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Protest movements can also deflate, disappoint, and make cynical its participants. It's a danger. Fortunately, some of the spokespeople I've heard for Occupy Wall Street have been refreshingly articulate, able to out-fox Fox. More of this, please: smart debate and the refusal to let your opponents define the terms of the discussion, to pick the battlefield. For the movement to be effective, it'll have to be hard-nosed, pragmatic, and aim for long-term results.
Otherwise, it'll go the way of WTO's demonstrators. You can see those old Sea Turtle costumes hanging in the Museum of History and Industry.
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