Sadly, Even Kiss-Ins Don't Help Occupy Wall Street
I keep trying to figure out why the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn't had more success. I've spoken to tons of people who, in their college days, joined up with activist movements simply in hopes that they would meet girls or boys they otherwise might not. My visits to Occupy Wall Street camps have shown me that this is not an insignificant aspect in this movement. I watched as one young man, rather painfully, tried to hit on a camper by discussing leftist politics.
But my question is, why aren't there tons more people looking to hook-up at these things? The Tufts Daily reports:
Members of Tufts Occupiers on Saturday were joined by members of Students Occupy Boston at a kiss-in protest at Dewey Square.
Roughly 20 students held banners, posted letters of protest and kissed each other in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Citibank and the Massachusetts State House. The theme of the event, highlighted by the tag line “If the banks can make out like bandits, so can we,” was meant to draw attention to the issue of persistent student debt, according to Nate Matthews, a member of Tufts Occupiers who planned the event.
“We just thought it was a cheery, fun thing to do that would get people talking about it,” Matthews, a freshman, said.
If you're doing a kiss-in on a college campus and only get "roughly" 20 students to participate, just how toxic is your movement?