One Awesome Flash Mob

Flash mobs have sprung up in recent years as a social phenomenon meant to snap people out of their monotonous routines - making it perfectly suited to the Occupy Movement. It can be said that Occupy Wall Street is like one giant societal flash mob, disrupting the status quo in multiple corners of the country and asking pertinent questions about wealth, politics and direct democracy...

Flash mobs have sprung up in recent years as a social phenomenon meant to snap people out of their monotonous routines - making it perfectly suited to the Occupy Movement. It can be said that Occupy Wall Street is like one giant societal flash mob, disrupting the status quo in multiple corners of the country and asking pertinent questions about wealth, politics and direct democracy.

It makes sense that flash mobs have played a major role in creative direct action. Some form in order to bring social awareness to issues within the movement, others to express joy and wonder about this pivotal age we are living through. “One People Flash Mob,” which went viral last December, is an example of the latter, a joyful celebration of people coming together around a common idea: the idea of oneness.

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