The Occupy Wall Street movement is opposed to the the insatiable greed and undemocratic influence of corporations and the authoritarianism embedded in non-consensual decision making, post-industrial capitalism and showers.
And at least some members of Occupy New Hampshire are opposed to any recognition of irony…
…a small number of Occupy New Hampshire members incorporated the movement as a nonprofit in order to boot their former bedfellows: the Free Staters. Also prohibited from future Occupy events are gun owners who openly carry.
It's been a controversial move for a group so opposed to authoritative rule, and several Occupy members have joined with the Free Staters to fight back.
The Free State Project is an alliance of libertarians relocating to New Hampshire to create a libertarian state but who can't afford the airfare to Somalia. Many have been joining in Occupy protests because New Hampshire is weird that way, making this the most significant schism since the People's Front of Judea vehemently opposed the Judean People's Front.
Tensions between Free Staters and some Occupiers have risen after the realization that building a social movement based on shared cultural preferences, rather than policy goals, ends in tears as both groups return to occupying their parents' basements.
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