Thursday 21 September 2017

Occupy in the sky

•The protest movement camping outside the banks seems a new manifestation of the old Left but this time without the banner of class struggle.

Everything about the protesters shouts "pampered middle class capitalism". The accents, smartphones, cameras, computer speak, the clothes, the music, the books; all are products of what the protesters say they are against.

From snatches of talk one hears of travel, college study, bank loans; one could not imagine them in some socialist Soviet-style state. Puzzling as always is that few people from the sink estates are present, or thick inner city accents, or soft farmer dialects.

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