posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by TheImmaculateD1
You need to get real and understand who these people are all about.
The unions? The unions are the biggest holders of wealth in the country with multi-billion dollar pensions run by the largest and most aggressive
asset managers in the industry. The unions who castigate the financial system for being blown up and bailed are the same folks who wanted to buy CDO
instruments in their funds, hedge products, currency overlays, all of it. The unions were a major force creating the market for the shoddy products
in the first place.
The Hollywood crowd? Michael Moore is suing his studio for more dough. Its estimated that he's made $25-$50M off of his movies. When asked about
whether or not capitalism has been good to him he points to "his home" Flint, MI. Does he live in Flint? No. He lives in largely Republican
The anarchy crowd? Most of these folks are simply professional protesters. Upper middle class kids who fancy themselves revolutionaries. They
show up anywhere, WTO protests, G8 summits. Protesting is a party for them. The notion that they are struggling citizens is a falacy. If these
folks actually had to work for a living and did not get their monthly allowance from mommy they would not have the time to engage in protests.
When the unions fire their blue chip bankers, the Hollywood folks walk the talk and the professional protesters actually have something substantive to
say or a legitimate reason to protest that they can articulate other than childish rubbish like "we need to tear the system down", I will consider
this kind of thing an honest activity. Until that it is a bunch of BS by children looking to get on TV.
The democrats? Which party gets more money from the Wall Street crowd? The democrat party.
This "protest" is nothing but a sideshow for folks with nothing better to do.
Hell, a large percentage of the investment banking crowd is in mid-town anyway. The majority of folks working down on Wall Street are in support
roles. Folks taking the train from Queens each day, working through a 90 minute commute each way to earn $70K working on a margin desk or reviewing
proxy statements, things like that.
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