Reality keeps coming, as noted in this article in the New York Magazine (language warning). People are upset that they don’t get to drum all day and all night–and that their fellow occupiers might want to sleep also. People are upset that they have to share their tips. People are upset because of the community consensus process–so they are breaking into smaller groups. People are upset that other occupiers are acting like spoiled children. People are upset that fellow occupiers are not sharing their stuff equally. People are upset that fellow occupiers don’t like to clean up. People are upset that their fellow occupiers are making them clean up.
In short, people are being people in a park in New York City. And other people are wondering why it is working out this way.
It is simple, really. Human beings are not intrinsically good. Rather, they are intrinsically flawed. That’s why we need laws which are based in fact outside of ourselves. That is why the rule of law is key to a useful society. That is why quasi-anarchy does not work.
Perhaps some of the occupiers will use what they’ve learned to grow up. Then again, maybe they’ll just be upset about that, too.