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Originally posted by newcovenant
Originally posted by felonius
reply to post by jam321
I was also thinking....
Some of the greed was from the bottom up.
Buy a house for 250k and you can only afford 100k?
Makes me think of the old sex pistols song "Anarchy in the UK".
"dont know what we want but we know how to get it!"
its all quite pathetic.
Wait...I will reply when I stop laughing....ouch my sides are splitting.
Whoa...That was a good one. Thanks!
Interesting fact is that 80% of those low income borrowers have managed to keep that home they could not really afford in the first place.
Any mortgage payment at all is 9 out of 10 times lower than the going rent rate in an area.
Only the poor can afford to eventually pay a 100 grand for a home somebody else gets to own and they can get booted out of and wind up with nothing.
The rich won't throw away their money like that. AND THEY ARE NOT FORCED TO
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
No one is leading. I know, it's a difficult concept to grasp. The older members will tell me I'm naive and have no clue what I am talking about; they will also start pulling random organizations out of their asses and start saying that the protests are controlled. No, the fact is these protests don't have coherent leadership. I've seen, sat in on, and have been around similar operations with some of these groups. These kids grew up doing random things on the internet in a organized fashion without leadership. Ideas are thrown in by everyone and a frenzy of flash debates begin, and a course of action is settled upon. In this scenario we have much of that, along with people being given the go ahead to do whatever they want as long as it's peaceful and legal.
Think of this like a flock of birds, or school of fish. Is there generally a leader? No, those creatures work in a weird way. I may explain it incorrectly, but you will understand what I am getting at. Flocks of birds and schools of fish have no leader or leaders. They move based on the actions of every other fish/bird around them. It's as if they are one autonomous being while retaining their individual movement and mind. These protests are similar. You may not accept it, and you may feel the need to inject conspiracy, but this protest is fully grass roots and without leadership...for now...maybe later the bankers and corporate heads will attempt to infiltrate, but it hasn't happened as of yet.
Originally posted by Afterthought
WHO is leading Occupy Wall Street is not the question.
The proper question is WHAT is leading Occupy Wall Street.
Faceless, nameless, and undetainable.
It is within everyone who is protesting. It is their constant companion.
Fed up and angry, people are being led by their emotions.
Anger needs no leader and will not rest until it is satisfied.
What the world's governments and banking cartels have done has caused Anger to come knocking at each person's door. Awakening them from their slumber.
The banks and the governments have only themselves to blame for Anger coming to town.
Originally posted by Raivan31
If the leaders step out into the public eye and say "Here I am", they put themselves and their families and friends at risk of being hurt.