Thanks ATS for offering this poll and sharing the results. I partook.
One of the interesting results was this one:
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The disparities between answers from members and answers from guests is interesting. Especially the divisions in the strongly disagree and strongly
agree. There was not a lot of him hawing on this one, judging by it's skinny middle.
My favorite questions were the I believe...questions. Ones like I believe the actions of Wall Street/Politicians/Special Interests have been one
factor in this crisis....
Those questions and the answers help define what people think, at least in part, the problems are.
The question of where our 99 percent mouth wants our money to go, pictured above, is very interesting. That question helps define where the 99 percent
want America's focus and America's resources to go. The strongly disagree above stands out and there is a difference in how members and guests
I am one of the 99 percent. I haven't been to a protest....yet. For me these are not so much protests, but they are people walking and talking FOR
something, not against. The 99 percent get what has caused this in general. They want to steer, more so than the 1 percent has made room for, where we
go from here. We want things that begin with the slide above. We don't value our government's shock and awe wars with the same weight as providing
for opportunity in this land. The opportunities in this country have dried up like the parched Texas soil.
There are things of value in our society which economically hold no value. If you can make things blow up in a sandy environment, or sink a three
pointer, there are big bucks to be made. If you can support your community through volunteerism, raise honorable children and be an involved parent or
help weave the fiber that makes a community strong, you have no value...economically speaking. Just what is it we are trying to build again here....a
society that looks like what?
The system is, in so many places, inverted and totally focused on funneling hefty margins from the bottom workers to the top. I see the neglect of our
people, and the hopelessness so many must endure. I see pride, wealth and strength being stolen through wanton disregard of another human being's
innate value. I see people forced into bankruptcy because a family member becomes ill. I see jobs lost and what has taken a lifetime to build wear out
and fall away because the ability to maintain it has disappeared. I see young people with no hope of finding work. I see sadness in what became of our
We The People spirit...and we think it's time the one percent listens
I don't see this movement ending, at least in terms of demanding a restructuring and re-prioritizing of where America (we, the little people) think
things need to be heading.
The 99 percent are talking or walking for something; not just against.
Thanks again for the poll. Lots of interesting results.