I see plenty of nasty threads, nasty replies to the OWS movements that have sprung up all over. Some have accused the movement of coddling jobless
20-somethings, trust fund babies and general nuisances to society.
This is not the purpose of OWS. I see OWS as the left finally waking up to what the right has been trying to say all along (well, the original Tea
Party folks that is) about irresponsible spending and the influence/wealth of the 1%.
Who are the 1%? It's safe to say that they are most certainly people who have found a way to reap the rewards of our broken financial system. This is
America after all, right? I can understand making money to avoid poverty but I do not understand why certain people must have such a high amount of
wealth. It becomes detrimental to society as a whole.
Who are the 99%? Some say they are the sheeple, the irresponsible spenders, etc. I want to add that this simply isn't 100% factual. I am 30 years old
with one college degree and I'm currently finishing up another. I didn't go to college with ambitions of making money hand over foot. I went because I
want the experience and I want to continue to learn new things as I become older. I've accepted that there will be a large amount of educational debt
when I am finished. To prepare, I switched what little assets I have to a regional credit union and I've been working on keeping a lid on personal
spending. I work full time as well and make a comfortable living as it is.
Not everyone out is a broke, stupid college student. These folks have a point and they are free to express that point. Can it become violent?
Certainly. Should these folks be subject to name-calling? No.
I have read that some feel that the Tea Party and OWS are two completely different things. I say that both movements CAN unite on the issue of going
after bankers and the power elite. I agree that we shouldn't be spending so much money on defense every year when our infrastructure is falling apart.
I agree that politicians should be held to a higher standard than they currently are.
I no longer back Obama because I should have known that he would fail. He is a neo-con in disguise. I am sick and tired of corporate influence in
everyday politics. I am sick and tired of the 99% being demonized by the mainstream media, politicians of all stripes and the 1% that controls the
I'm tired of people telling me that I'm an idiot for backing an union where I work. I believe that the working people have a right to organize to
fight the encroachment of the 1% when it comes to our wages, the hours we work and even the jobs we do.
I completely understand that some hate unions, some hate left-wingers and some hate the OWS movement. I personally hate the current Tea Party movement
(hijacked by neo-cons). BUT, that does not mean that we cannot find common ground!
America is depending on us to put aside our differences and turn our attention to those who truly deserve our ire.
An America divided is an America that has already lost.
I just wanted to get my thoughts out into the open. I no doubt understand that people will come along to leave trollish comments. That is something I
Thank you folks.
edit on 25-10-2011 by The Sword because: added a clarification on the Tea Party as it currently stands