To the Occupiers, full-time encampment has dramatically broken through that stacked system and, against the odds, has conveyed — and continues to convey — their message to the public.
Take that away, and chances are slim that they can find another, equally effective method.
Ironically, one of the Occupy movement's key messages is the unfairness of the courts' recent rulings, in Citizens United and other cases, to protect the preferred medium of the one percent: unlimited, anonymous political advertising by corporations and wealthy individuals.
If the system tears down the shabby, makeshift tent cities built to fight back, the point of the 99 percenters would seem to be proven.
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