Meeting in a sunny city park Sunday, they echoed the rallying cry of other protest groups: President Barack Obama's decision to drop plans for holding the G-8economic summit in Chicago the same weekend as NATO was a victory that should encourage even more demonstrators to show up in May.
"G-8 left, I think, directly out of fear," said Brian Bean, a Chicago demonstrator who came to St. Louis to organize people for the NATO summit.
"What they are worried about is that, in an election year, the possibility that there's actually working-class resistance in the United States and globally and what that would look like in Obama's home city."
Occupiers are, of course, too stupid and ignorant of history, to realize what's in store when they take heart in the fact that they can drive out or shut down a legitimate assembly, whether of nations or of people. Occupiers are a shadow of the Jacobins, the dangerous radicals that corrupted the French Revolution by suppressing--eventually by the blade of the guillotine--any views that didn't conform with theirs. That they are heartened by the cancellation of the G-8 economic summit in Chicago betrays a dangerous, anti-democratic vein in their "movement."