The Conspiracy

Why are our writers suspicious of Occupy Wall Street?

New Voices took over the op-ed page of the Forward last week

Several New Voices writers, including me, wrote a group of brief essays last week about Occupy Wall Street. Some of them were also published in the Forward (in print in the picture scan above).

When the essays initially came Jane Eisner, the editor of the Forward, and I were surprised by how negative they were toward the protests. I was invited to explain why it turned out that way on the Reporters Roundtable, a weekly Forward podcast. You can listen to it here.

One Older Response to “Why are our writers suspicious of Occupy Wall Street?”

  1. David Zarmi
    October 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    It sounds to me like you’re monolithically supportive of Occupy Wall Street (with the exception of Mr. Cohen). And as for your own column, Mr. Wilensky, I can tell you one thing that would be more relevant – if the rabbinical student didn’t call it a myth. Nobody I know worships gold, but that’s probably an issue in the Reform movement, where there’s naught else to worship. Instead of trying to destroy everyone’s wealth, we need to change our own priorities. A Jewish protest movement would ask people to change, not try to destroy the best system Man has come up with to create wealth for the most citizens. There’s be no money for charity and government payments if we move ourselves to a wealth-destroying system of government. Although I do welcome the Occupiers to move en masse with their family, friends, and co-travelers to Rhode Island or Wyoming and see how well their system works after they take over the state. Just get out of the cities of the 99% of Americans who do not subscribe to their beliefs.

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