Originally posted by Kicking2bears
There are dozens of Occupy movements going on around America in every major city. Most of them are beginning the democratic process and they are
starting by voting on a declaration. I have seen very little complaint about NYC's declaration itself. It is very simple and straightforward. I
believe most of the Occupy Movements will adopt a version of this Declaration by the General Assembly of New York. But I do not expect them to adopt
all 22 of NYC's Points of Contention.
I am very eager to see what each region has in common with New Yorkers, and what they hold seperate.
For those of you who continue to have issues with the Occupy Wall Street movement... I would suggest you attend or email your local Occupy movement
and make your voice heard. Otherwise they will decide which points of contention are important to the local region without consulting you.
And wouldn't that be a tragedy.
If you haven't seen a complaint about their declaration than you must of missed all of my posts! And about 100 other ATS posters.
The declaration is so broad as to be meaningless.
It calls for things which are contrary to our Constitutional Republic.
While there are one or two things (free trade is killing us) that I agree with, the big brush they used to paint their complaints has them whining
about things that either aren't so or aren't the responsibility of either government or business to address.
It smacks of communism. (Not even just socialism but real get the government involved Communism).
I appreciate that some of the protesters have strong ideals. But the mish mash of complaints isn't going to get Main Street Traction. Also, the
movement is not 99 percent. That's clever marketing but it doesn't fly. While there are certainly some exceptions in each group, this is America:
The Boomers are the largest group in the country. They have too much invested in the current system and not enough time left to adjust to a change.
Some will throw in as nostalgia for their youth sets in. The rest of far more worried about what remains of their 401Ks.
Their parents, in the case where they are still living, think it is disgraceful to even question the government. About anything. Ever. They lived
through a depression. As long as their social security checks keep coming they would really just like everyone to be quiet. Oh, and call sometime.
And how about going to church once in awhile.
GenX has been bottlenecked by the Boomers so long that we all know exactly when the Boomers in our way in our respective places of business will
retire. From bitter college kids who graduated into a recession we have emerged as skilled and careful planners. We know exactly where we are going.
And we are not about to let GenY hijack the boat before we get our turn at the wheel. We are very good at adapting to change. But the next change
is going to be on our terms.
GenY is the hivemind. GenX understands you, we can think like you OR like the Boomers. You don't understand the way that those before you think.
You cannot take on an opponent you don't understand.
Too many regular folks are far more interested in fixing what we have than in scrapping it. Call it 99 all you like. It's 3 at best.
4-10-2011 by watcher3339 because: (no reason given)