From Denny: The Daily Show's British comic, John Oliver, goes out into the Occupy Wall Street crowd to try and identify with their emerging culture. Over 57 percent of America agrees with this protest. But, John Oliver asks, do we have what it takes to be a part of this protest?
Oliver explores the odd hand language that has emerged during the movement. It seems strange to wriggle your fingers in the air, either up for approval, down for disapproval or wriggling in the middle zone for "not real crazy about that idea, folks."
The truth is these are some clever folks. They have created inventive ways around the New York City restrictions on noise levels, no use of amplification devices and the like officials have tried to use against them to discourage and hamper the protests. All it has done is grow the protest crowds - and stretch their imagination.
Oliver still has trouble with the costumes the protesters are sporting, unable to identify completely with them. So, Oliver moves on "to normal people" at a pub and pops in to share a beer with them. After much opinionated discussion they all agree with the protesters - but don't join them because there is a football game to watch.
And many Americans wonder why our politics don't change the state of the disappearing middle class. Perhaps, we only have our navel-gazing selves to blame?
Check out this video clip as you will enjoy the humor as Oliver discovers what it takes to make it day to day as an Occupy Wall Street protester.
John Oliver wants to be part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but there's something about the protesters that makes it hard for him to fit in.
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