by Max Brantley
Is the Occupy Wall Street movement the leading edge of a Liberal Fall, the beginning of a moment when progressives coalesced into a Tea Party-style movement? That's the subject here.
It's enough to recall '60s-era Arlo Guthrie (he supported Ron Paul last time I saw him) and sing a few bars of "Alice's Restaurant."
And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder, is a study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I'm singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if you're in a situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in say, "Shrink, You can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant." And walk out. You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out? They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine 50 people a day, I said 50 people a day, walking in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out? And friends they may thinks it's a movement.
Try it. They say you can get anything you want. 'Ceptin' Alice.