reply to post by ldyserenity
I actually think it is very fascinating how the whole thing is being orchestrated, I am not saying I like it but I think I DO understand it.
It's much like a pyramid scheme.... really it is.
I understand why so many youth are pissed off....I think lots of Americans *get it* You were all told all your lives to go to college or you'd never
get a good job. Parents, teachers, government all indoctrinating an entire generation to BELIEVE this is what is needed. This generation grew up
being spoon fed indoctrination in public schools WHILE their parents struggled and were reduced to *government subsidies* of some kind At the same
time we were all becoming slowly addicted to **consumerism**.... On the surface they don't seem at all related but OMG they ARE!
We all see the education system is dumbing down kids and it gets worse with each generation...so there your generation is, totally sold on the
consumerism of student loans and the ability to *buy THINGS* If your parents struggled they said...go to college, get a white collar job it's your
best ticket to a better life!
But, now....we have scores of kids that have degrees but lack the ability to do the jobs they have studied to do WELL...ask ANYONE that does hiring,
most trades can not find qualified workers if they are still hiring..... How come? Well because the degrees you paid so dearly for, or rather OWE so
dearly for aren't worth do damn much and the odds are you will likely have to find something ELSE to do, at least for a while.
As this country prospered each generation of parents raised the bar on what is *middle America* so now we have a large amount of the current
generation resentful and angry (understandably so) and screaming they are poor and in debt, and likely unemployed.
Well you also have MANY of this generation showing up for an interview, degree in hand and OFTEN ring in nose and tats on exposed skin.... because you
were indoctrinated well...
Enter people my age (50) some who have given up on and turned their backs on consumerism as much as possible... We are the ones doing the hiring and
we have sold most of our pretty shinys and are downsizing, maybe going back to roommate situations...struggling to stay above water. We have minimum
toys and are old enough to understand if you want to hurt Wallstreet and send them a message you GOTTA quit buying their STUFF!! When we see a bunch
of young adults with IPhones and laptops, the latest designer shoes and pants, back packs etc etc etc.... complaining they are POOR, possessing a
college education (something many of my generation never could afford) with state of the art toys....the resentment begins on our part....
When we hear the same youth laying out the demands of this OWS group has and see the backers we CRINGE...for unless we are pretty dang liberal it tugs
on ALL our soft spots from growing up in the Cold War... We see them talking on forums like this calling for a cracking of heads and revolution and
some pretty wild stuff...
Some of us do actually take the time to talk and ask questions and I can tell you LOTS of what we hear is this can't can't can't can't attitude (back
to your indoctrination, you CAN'T that's why you need Big Daddy Gov.) If I offer suggestions I get told instantly none of my ideas will work and I'm
out of touch, perhaps retarded etc etc etc
We are a country divided worse than since the 60's by not just left/right but also rich/poor and young/old
I get this movement is about corruption, but they have the wrong enemy....and they are being duped by TPTB who are actually BEHIND this protest. The
more time goes by the MORE and MORE it's looking like an Obama re-election campaign/rally
How can they hope to accomplish their goals by protesting the VERY people they want to hire them and keep selling all the pretty shinys?
Wallstreet problems are a byproduct of the problem. Wallstreet doesn't set interest rates or create inflation or DEFLATE the dollar....they work
within those confines as layed out by the FED and Federal Government.... Most of the *evil corporations* haven't done ANYTHING illegal... so why be
pissed at them? Why not pissed at the ones that manipulated the currency and made what is happening LEGAL???
Reason: No one is watching DC or the FED....totally distracted about the pretty shinys...if Wallstreet wont hire the college grads and sell cheap
toys for them to buy they LOOK like the bad guy.... This protest has an agenda that the protestors have not been informed about....
Obama doesnt have a doodley chance of getting re elected without energizing his base, so he IS...and....if he can't energize the base enough to
win...just let it go violent and out of control...that will be reason enough to declare, or try to declare martial law....if THAT happens, no more
Constitution, no more phone calls or a lawyer....no more USA....and certainly no more pretty shinys for anyone except the Elite.... but the up side is
when they come to arrest you, you wont need a smart phone as you won't get a phone call and certainly won't be able to afford a lawyer but oh well,
you don't get one anyway...those old EVIL days will be gone!
Orchestrated.... and the youth have swallowed the bait, hook...line and SINKER
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