If you’re not in New York right now, let me fill you in. It’s basically the end of the world, and Frost was right: ice will suffice. From my vantage point, the drum circles at Zuccotti Park fell silent, and the welcoming line of sign-holders are nowhere in evidence.
But here’s a theory. If the Occupy movement survives this first test, with their proverbial flag “still there” by the end of the night, they’ll earn some sort of legitimacy for the trouble. Maybe they’re hippies, but if we know one thing about hippies, it’s that they avoid discomfort, which I can assure you is all that waits for you if you’re out of doors in Manhattan right now. Easy for me to say from my warm and comfortable apartment, but I hope they stick it out.
Oh, and I wonder which presidential candidate will be the first to make the, “It’s snowing therefore global warming isn’t a thing” argument?