Okay, for starters, I would like to say how excited I was when OWS originally started. I was keeping up with it from the very beginning, although I
never went to NYC to be there.
But I thought OWS was going to be 'It.' You know, the catalyst for something that sought justice and freedom and was going to put an end to tyranny
and corruption and motivate people to get out of their apathy and stand up for what this country represents: Freedom.
But the movement quickly lost its core. That's to be expected. We all know who started contributing lots of money to the cause. And we were all
I originally thought the Occupy Wall St. Movement was going to be about ousting those in power who are using their Power to manipulate and use the
economic/political system against our Country while systematically destroying our freedoms...but OWS seems to be focusing now on blaming our entire
economic 'crisis' situation on the top 20% of Americans.
Basically it has become the "I'm poor and this isn't fair" Party. Well, guess what: I am 'poor' too (though I always seem to have what I need...thanks
to God) But I do not blame ANYONE for my financial affairs. I've been working three jobs lately, making lots of connections, and I just applied for a
new (much better) job last week (looks like I'm gonna get it!) and I understand that if you want to be successful it takes time and persistence and
dedication and you have to put in your dues.
But today I saw this pictures posted by one of the Occupy pages on Facebook:
All of the comments were bashing the Top 20% of Americans. Calling them "Slave Masters" and the top 1% "THE Slave Masters." They said the top 20% are
the "overseer's", said they sold out and sold their souls, said they were evil, said they were thieves. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.
Since when did it turn from the 99% in to the 80%?
You know....a good amount of those 'top 19%" are American FAMILIES with two parents who went to college, EDUCATED themselves, worked their BUTTS OFF
to provide for their children, were SMART with how they invested their money and ended up EARNING (not receiving) what they now have. That is what
America is about. We are not 'guaranteed' money and luxuries, we are guaranteed the freedom to pursue our dreams. The top 1% and .1% (and even here
there are exceptions) however, are the ones looking to take away those FREEDOMS, and while they do that 'They' want to keep US busy arguing about who
has a nicer car. It's silly guys, it really is. While you're busy arguing about money, they are BURNING THE CONSTITUTION.
Don't blame somebody for being successful. I know plenty of people who are in the top 20% who are genuinely great people with good morals who are now
able to provide for their family and give back to society.
I know times are tough. I know people (especially parents) are stressed to death with wondering how they are going to provide for their children. I
know the burden of student loans (TRUST me.) But we need to decipher between what is "Fair to blame" on others, and what isn't. There is plenty of BS
out there, and Lord knows our Politicians are selling off our freedoms daily while simultaneously working to make our money worthless. I know. But
remember, 'divide and conquer.' Right now they are dividing us with CLASS AND RACE WARS. You think it's a 'coincidence' this is all coming up at once?
Come on guys. Stop complaining and DO SOMETHING.
I come from a family in the top 20%. I realize, and have always been made aware, of how 'lucky' I was. Not in the sense of 'better than,' just so I
understood that not everyone had the same things/experiences. But my parents were both the first ones in their families to go to college. They both
got their Masters afterwards too. They worked as waiters and pizza delivery and construction and whatever else they could get while they were young
and fresh out of college. But they slowly began to build their life. They worked (and still work) extremely hard. My parents remodeled their entire
house, but they did it themselves, without hiring construction crews. I was raised a hard worker. I've been mowing lawns and babysitting and pet
sitting and selling lemonade since I was in early elementary school. But now I am out of college, engaged, and 'on my own' financially. We don't
always eat much. She works 2 jobs, I work 3. But we pay our bills. Have a nice little house. And continue to get more and more 'secure.' And it all
stems from our trust in God that we will always have what we 'need,' and as long as we continue to be a bright light of service for others, and
following what we love to do, everything will work out just fine. Just as it always has.
Blah. My rant is turning in to a ramble.
Bottom line: STOP BLAMING PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE WELL FOR THEMSELVES.
edit on 19-5-2012 by eleven44 because: (no reason given)