Police have been breaking up OWS protests on the west coast...and now it's happening in New York too. No doubt to the delight of the 1%, but it does beg the question, what does this movement do next? I mean, the encampments are great for drawing attention to the problem. They didn't just start a national movement, they started one that spread worldwide. But if you notice, nobody on Wall Street is shaking in their boots. Nobody's saying, "Uh-oh. We'd better change how we do business." Between that, the police sweeps and the encroaching winter weather, it does suggest that there's probably a better way to move forward. I hate to say it, but I think our "friends" at the tea party have shown us the way. No, not showing up purple with rage, screaming ignorant platitudes and toting guns to town hall meetings. But if a bunch of Fox-watching loons can effect real political change for the worse in this country, we can change it for the better. That means fewer encampments and more (and I'll bet they'd be bigger) rallies. That probably means moving the focus from Wall Street to Washington (where Wall Street really hurts us). It'll mean OWS getting its act together and having its general assembly start reaching some decisions on what it demands from our politicians. Your thoughts?