What have these OWS protesters done that the Vietnam War protesters did not? It was before my time, but I recall that the V-War protesters were called many bad names. Looking back, the most funny one must be that these protesters would cause USA and democracy to fail if Nixon and Agnew were prosecuted.
One of my bosses was a hippie. He even grew a pony and toured USA on a Honda bike with his wife after retirement. However, he was a very productive manager.
My view is that many OWS protesters are average honest Americans who are screwed by Republicans who received major fundings from the government in exchange for donations, yet export jobs and/or withhold investments to create jobs.