I'm still writing up my dispatch from Occupy Austin. But in the meantime, this is how I see the protests--read from the bottom up (can I describe that as a show of solidarity with the grassroots? No? Oh, fine):
Under that view, the protests are quite reasonable. For that matter, if you look at the list of demands from the Occupy Austin iteration--which were ratified by the crowd on the first day--there's nothing shocking there, although some of the demands are (necessarily?) vague.