This young man just learned more in 15 minutes than he ever did in school, and for an Occupier seemed pretty open-minded about what he was hearing from the former Soviet refugee who decided to engage him in a discussion. As Ed Morrissey points out, this guy may not have been completely convinced by the end, but anytime you can convince an Occupier to utter the words “Go Capitalism!” – even half-heartedly – that’s a definite sign of progress.
This also perfectly underscores the point Mark Levin has made a couple of times this week, which is that it would be a mistake to lump all young people in with the Occupiers, or even (in this case) to write off all Occupiers as hopeless drones. No doubt there are at least some future conservatives in the bunch, and hopefully many more than that. But they’ll never learn if nobody takes the time to try and reason with them.