In Parts of the South, a Shortage of Occupy Energy

The Occupy movement has been in the news a lot the last few days. The latest developments include the evictions of protesters around the country, even in New York and Oakland where it was strongest.

 

My own exposure to the protests came when my lady and I were in downtown Athens, Ga., a few days ago. We had a tasty Southern breakfast at the Mayflower, a nice little restaurant just off the campus of the University of Georgia.

 

Afterwards, we took a stroll. Before long, we came up on the Occupy Athens encampment along the sidewalk near the famous University of Georgia arches. Like a lot of people I have been following the Occupy movement through various media. I have some friends who are actively involved in it around the country, and I know quite a few folks who are derisive of the entire movement.