Dear Protesters: End Occupy Wall Street Now

Given that PolicyMic users are mostly young people, it does not surprise me that the vast majority of authors and commentators on the site are whipped up about OWS. But the movement is not as substantive as many might think, and it certainly does not represent 99% of Americans based upon the scores of conversations I have had since its inception. I believe the protesters should walk away from this ill-conceived rave now, before the violence escalates and anybody is seriously injured. After some serious soul searching, protesters should reconsider what the OWS effort has accomplished, document a list of the most popular issues, and present them to sympathetic politicians for consideration.

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