Go, Hippies, Go!
Where I come from, protesting the establishment means a blanket suspicion of everything man-made that the protester does not understand: not just big business or government, but also vaccines, cancer treatment, genetically modified organisms, and “chemicals”.
The statement released by the protesters occupying Wall Street addresses real, well documented grievances and injuries caused by the economic powers that be. The statement does not address vaccines, cancer treatments, GMO’s, nor conspiracies to control the masses through fluoride.
It is usually too easy to dismiss hippies and other flavors of progressive as rebels without a legitimate cause because the legitimate causes get intertwined with unsubstantiated woo. These hippies (and other assorted progressives) did not make that mistake.
Thank you, hippies. You make me proud.