I have noticed a distinctive tut-tutting beat emanating from the lofty lefty backline--beware the black bloc, whatever that is. The formulation is telling:
By renouncing violence against persons or property, Occupy would enhance its appeal to the disabled and people of color, who have good reason to stay away from volatile confrontations. By isolating those who seize the spotlight by smashing things, it can prevent them from trampling the ethos of a brilliantly leaderless movement.Did you notice that neat pirouette from persons to property, from volatile confrontations (oh my!) to the smashing of mere things. Lemme axe you: how does a movement with an ethos of occupation not enact violence against property?