In the National Journal poll, 56 percent of non-college-educated whites back the demonstrators, though the right-wing media continually depict them trust fund babies gone wild.
In the strange case of Occupy Wall Street, none of the usual cultural signifiers by which we’ve been conditioned to hate one another seems to be working. Where have you gone, Archie Bunker? What gives?
Would Archie even qualify as a Real Murkin now? He probably had a lot of friends in unions, he lived in a fairly densely-populated area, so he didn’t drive that much or shop exclusively at big box stores. I’m not sure they had Applebees and Chilis in Queens back then (not many of them there now).