reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Living in Germany, I'm not exposed to US media as much. So Fox has had no impact on my opinion.
From the start, "Occupy" (at least in America) has been more about "economic" and "social" justice than anything else.
And those are just buzz-words for wealth distribution.
"Occupy" took a theme and made it their own. Targeting banks and Wall Street while ignoring the Fed, and politicians has been a partisan move that
embraced the class warfare undercurrent that was initiated by the current administration.
I started the Cute Fluffy Baby Kitten thread to illustrate that some
aspects of Occupy are good. Who is for graft and corruption? The
solutions presented though, here and on the Occupy websites only beg for larger government.
(we've discussed this)
Government is just as culpable as Wall Street, and to punish one while rewarding another, is a zero-sum gain.
I will continue MY fight for smaller, more responsible government. I will encourage stronger laws to inhibit corporate and union and PAC influences
(another thread, but a dem has the right idea on that)
But a I will not support a movement wanting a larger government, larger control over business, or legislation that would include loan, housing
forgiveness, or a government "jobs" program that just takes tax payer dollars and "redistributes" it to those that the government hires.
Government is a necessary evil. It should not be seen as an employer, or rescue, since government created the problems in the first place.