I've long suspected that young lefties are seriously bummed that they missed out on the protest movement of the 1960s--along with the free love, drugs, and rock and roll--and now i found an anecdote that precisely captures that idea:
Inspired by the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, several hundred protesters set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall this weekend, saying they are there to stay. ...
Blake Digangi, 20, a community college student from Menifee, said he heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests from friends in New York.
"I started looking at YouTube videos and got really fascinated by it," Digangi said. Although he said he's "not really an activist," Digangi and his cousin, Logan Riley, 23, of Murrieta, said that as students, they are frustrated by the lack of jobs and opportunities they see before them. The two drove to Los Angeles for the march Saturday and spent the night camped out in sleeping bags on the sidewalk.
"I always wanted to be around in the 60s when this kind of stuff was going on, and even though it is on a smaller scale, it’s still cool to observe," Digangi said.
So in pursuit of something "cool to observe"--i.e., entertainment--they're going to tie up traffic. Force the city to spend money it doesn't have on police over time, street clean ups, traffic management, and so on. All of which is money that could have been spent on better uses. Just like in the 1960s, you've got a lot of middle class white kids making life harder for working people.