Friday, October 14, 2011

Wall Street is Vulnerable

Paul Krugman's recent article, "Overblown criticism of protestors is telling," is a fabulous description of typical behavior of those who are on top. Any nudge from below, no matter how small, feels like a steamroller - a heavy-handed threat to one's position. Krugman notes that "the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical response from Wall Street."

We are glad to see that Wall Street and supporters of this world-wide economic hierarchy are responding in this predictable way. We know they will be vulnerable when we use what we know about hierarchies to set them up to act out to an even wider audience.