Originally posted by rabidrabbit
Don't you believe Wall Street are the ones really calling the shots?
I believe that if laws were passed making lobbying and bribery hanging offenses for politicians, Wall Street wouldn't be able to do a damn thing about it any more. I most definitely believe that no wall street bean counters are going to pass any laws to block their own avarice.
I believe it doesn't matter in the least whether wall Street thinks they're calling the shots or not.
I believe that no amount of protest at Wall Street will cause Wall Street to pass any laws against themselves.
Why are you so interested in maligning a protest you admit to not knowing much about?
I know only what information they give out about themselves on their web sites. If I don't know much about them, it's not from lack of effort at trying - it's from lack of transparency in their communications.
Why shouldnt they be protesting on Wall Street?
Because it's worse than non-productive, it's counter-productive. Unless, of course, those pulling the strings intend to provoke a violent reaction for sympathy's sake, to try to garner popular support for their own (hidden) agenda later on down the road.
Also, people are ALSO protesting in DC. It's not an either/or. And all over. It seems like you are desperately trying to malign a group that you might very well have much in common with.
Good for the ones in DC - but they need help, which is being siphoned off elsewhere, tilting at windmills.
I may have a few common goals with them, but most definitely not common methodology or strategy. I learned long ago that the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.
edit on 2011/10/7 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)