To the Editor: I have made several visits to Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan to join the Occupy Wall Street protests. Some critics have complained that the participants are unfocused and anarchic. However, the festival-like atmosphere, consisting of street theater, shirt painting, musical performers, and soapbox orators, has not been a distraction but has added energy and exhilaration to the protest. Moreover, as noted in a New York Times' editorial on October 9, 2011 (1), it is “obvious what they want,” and it is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. Rather, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. The chants and placards express rage at rising income inequality, the increased political power of corporations, unemployment, mortgage defaults, wasteful wars, and the like.