Here's another roundup of OWS links, but this time it's focused on something more specific.
The Tea Party was supposed to be full of a bunch of violent gun toting rednecks. OWS proves you don't have to own a gun in order to be dangerous, And the Tea Party proves you can own a gun, carry a gun, and talk about how bad your government sucks and still be completely peaceful, even if you are surrounded by thousands just like you, and even though your huge group frightens a LOT of people.
And the simplest thing you can do is look at the arrest record of each movement. I can't vouch for these numbers but based on the news, and I've been reading and watching voraciously, it seems accurate:
40alatariel at Live Journal
Imagine if these headlines really existed during the Tea Party Days: The Foundry: Over 2,400 Tea Partiers Arrested
Finally, there's this image, which shows the deeper, ideological divide, and only a few things in common (Click to enlarge):
It's interesting that, back in September and October, there were a lot of people drawing comparisons between these two things. OWS seemed to be the left's answer to the Tea Party, and that made them so cool (to some people). I knew better, but I didn't say anything. Now, it's a different story. I don't really read about people making the comparison in the greater medeia outlets. They don't want to draw the comparison because it's not even fair.