Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Collapse of Occupy Maine

The Bollard publishes another inside look at Portland's Occupy Maine camp.  Apparently the camp adopted an extreme libertarian philospohy that actually resembled the same laissez-faire economics that the group was claiming to be protesting against.

But the Occupy Maine camp quickly degenerated into a living example of serial, pathological irresponsibility. In doing so, it became an embodiment of the negative caricatures so favored by the far right — something not worthy of anyone’s support.
Much to my astonishment, my statement was greeted with nods and smiles. I was told that Occupy Maine considered itself to be an absolutely open and free community, in which people were to be trusted to do the right thing.