As Occupy Wall Street turns from incoherence to aimless violence, we are reminded of protests, urban riots, and the self-inflicted incineration of black neighborhoods in the 1960s. Opposition to traditional values tumbled from the heights of orderly civil rights marchs to the depths of aimless radical anarchism. And the political end-result: the American public in general reacted out of their conservatism, finally electing Ronald Reagan in 1980. The majority of American people will no more sympathize and ally with the street vendors of violence now than they did then. Obama, see faint echoes of his socialism in OWS slogans, has sided with the protestors' encampments, a political mistake that will redound to the benefit of Republicans.