I have been down to the protests at wall street; the occupation is filled with people who are overwhelmingly positive, and completely dedicated to their cause. They see problems in our society, and believe that change, REAL change is both necessary and possible. This is an exciting, inspiring and wonderful thing.
Not so wonderful was the obvious lack of a concrete message. Everybody there has their own distinct goal in mind; a concept which reeks a lot like capitalism itself. This is not necessarily a bad thing; in fact, it is good to have a literal forum where ideas and problems are being discussed in person. But unless these protesters adopt a cohesive ideal, plan or manifesto, their cause will quickly fall apart. They need documentation, discussion and a frank honesty in their intentions, otherwise the media and the government will continue to refuse to take them seriously.