>>190348>she would be a scheming…
That's literally what she was though. She had the best house, all to herself, and it was the one that doubled as the town hall, and was right in the center, and she was clearly ruling over everyone.
There's no possible way she was in it for anything other than personal gain/glory. Especially because she started the whole thing by lying about having her own cutie mark removed. Nobody starts a movement in good faith by lying about the entire thing.>failures who don't like their Cutie Marks than "It's Celestia's fault you're losers! Occupy Canterlot with me!"
There's absolutely zero evidence that any of the ponies there had anything against their cutie marks, or that they were (or even thought of themselves) as failures. It was shown/mentioned several times that the ponies were fairly good at what they did beforehoof, as all ponies are with their specialty.
They were kindhearted ponies who believed in the idea of fairness enough that they were willing to remove their cutie marks because they thought it would be more fair than keeping them.
The problem wasn't them being "failures" or being resentful, or anything of that nature. It was compassion taken advantage of by someone malicious.
There also wasn't anything said against Celestia or the rest of Equestria, and the only similarity the town had with the "occupy" movement was a general desire for fairness. The ponies were not attempting to change the laws or political system of Equestria as a whole, just to live in a town devoted to equality.
Of course, many of them eventually came to realize that something was wrong, since Glimmer ruled over them in a decidedly unfair and harsh manner, but most dictators don't go around at the start of their reign announcing their plans to rule over everyone tyrannically, so there's always some people/ponies who will believe the PR.