What does Occupy Wall Street and the 9/11 Commission have in common? Both were deliberately set up to fail. As regards the 9/11 Commission, this was even admitted by the two co-chairs Kean and Hamilton, and a majority of the Commission's senior staff have voiced far harsher criticisms/trashings of their own hijacked "inquiry".
"Occupy" was set up to fail, in that it was infiltrated right from the start, and the [sarcasm]liberal corporate media[/sarcasm] then finished the job. They killed it with a relentless association with "dirty campers", "drug crazed hippies" and "lazy bums who should be looking for a job", and al the while failing to discuss the issues in a rational, mature format.
Of course people are going to get unkempt messy when camping in muddy fields and parks in the cold and rainy fall. How can you put fine political points across, with a modicum of respect from a largely undiscerning public, while soaking wet, splattered in shit, wearing muddy clothes and a sporting a 3 day growth of beard? Even if Occupy's arguments are coherent, topical and relevant, who is going to give them a microgram of credibility when its proponents look as if they've just spent a week at Woodstock in the rain while smoking pot and doing acid? Meanwhile, the competition gets the studio lights, the makeovers, dressed in $10,000 Armani suits and or designer fashions, *and* owns the media channels that the gullible public are watching.. with the American Flag flying at every opportunity. Furthermore, what is going to happen at a campsite in a public city park - open to all and anyone? The homeless, the down 'n outs and the city's petty criminals will show up in droves... and predictably they did. The media reported on this, "liberally", with great detail. Occupy Wall Street was effectively framed and branded as losers. There is no way that Occupy's "movers and shakers" failed to foresee the inevitable, and the universally negative media framing: they obviously knew ahead of time, and that's one reason it was set up the way it was.