Originally posted by Dreine
So Petrus, could you tell me what Occupy was trying to get across to people like myself who are in the middle between the 'haves and have
I'd actually invite you to watch Dennis Trainor's movie, American Autumn
, on this score.
However, another thing to point out, would be to say that, if you've got a roof over your head, Occupy most likely wouldn't view you as being in the
middle. You'd be seen as one of the "haves," to use your own term above.
The single major issue, I think, is concern over corporate greed, to the point where it is believed that at some point, senior corporate executives
could likely end up being the only people who are literally able to survive
at all. Although the formal figure on American unemployment
is 9%, I've seen estimates as high as 35-40%.
Another major issue is the environment. I've read projections that we are probably ten years away from causing a non-recoverable disruption, in the
systemic chain reaction which this planet utilises, to provide an environment that is inhabitable for human beings.
To put this in more simple terms, in order to provide the four things (air, water, food, and liveable climate) which humans and other animals need to
biologically survive, the Earth at a sufficient broad scale, can be said to have a cyclic chain reaction,
which is just like the engine of your
car. This is what differentiates the Earth, from the surface of Mars.
In other words, purification of these resources, and regulation of the environment, happens during each iteration of the engine, or rev, to use the
car analogy. The problem is that like the engine of a car, the engine of a planet's biosphere requires a large number of inter-related parts. If
you cause a sufficient amount of damage, to a sufficiently large number of said parts, eventually the engine will cut out and cease to run. In the
case of a car engine, you could think of cutting the fan belt, or the radiator tank getting a hole in it.
These are both, of course, traditional or stereotypical Leftist issues. A number of people within the Left, mind you, are now claiming that the
environmental problem is about to become everyone's
issue, or really already has.