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Have you heard about the protest on Wall Street Movement?

Asked by philosopher (8596 points ) October 2nd, 2011

Read about it.
http://bigthink.com/ideas/40468
It is a good thing if, it makes the Politicians pay attention to the Middle Class. I don’t protest but I see their point. Do you?

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zenvelo's avatar

It seems too disjointed to bring attention to the middle class. It seems like disaffected students and recent college graduates, and while I sympathize with what they are saying, they seem to be just generally angry at the current situation but without any real answers.

philosopher's avatar

@zenvelo
I hope they get the attention we need from people who can help change things.
There were families there.
Not everyone in NYC is a millionaire.

gondwanalon's avatar

Yes I’ve been reading about the Wall Street protests in the news paper and on the radio and T.V. news.

What do the protesters mean when they say stop corporate greed, chant revolution and repeatedly break the law? I do not know for sure. Who does? Do you? The protesters won’t come right out and state their true intensions. Why? Perhaps they know that they would lose public support it they were honest and transparent with their desires. Very likely the truth in this case is that they are all about bringing down capitalism, freedom and the American way of life. If that is true then they frauds and cowards, afraid of telling the truth.

jrpowell's avatar

“Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasion­s. The one thing we all have in common is that We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolution­ary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolenc­e to maximize the safety of all participan­ts.”

Linda_Owl's avatar

I hope that the Wall Street protestors continue to draw attention to the fact that banks & Wall Street crooks are responsible for the current financial situation in the US. If so many regulations had not been “relaxed” under Reagan, we might have been spared this recession. Maybe Congress will actually pay attention to these protestors. I know that the world is watching, especially watching as the NYC police have used a great deal of violence to try to break up this protest – violence that reminds everyone of the dictators tactics in Egypt & Libya, the same sort of violence as the police used in the Civil Rights protests in the 1960’s.

philosopher's avatar

@Linda_Owl
I dislike violence but I also blame Wall Street for our lousy Economy.

Paradox1's avatar

What is Wall Street Movement? I know their cause is Occupy Wall Street, and yes I saw the footage.

philosopher's avatar

@Paradox1
I only know what I saw on the news. However Congress needs to comprehend that people are angry.

zenvelo's avatar

@Linda_Owl While I am unapologetic liberal, the blame goes to both parties from 1981 to 2009.

philosopher's avatar

@zenvelo
Which is why I am a moderate Independent. I base my beliefs on facts not rhetoric .All extremes are always based on emotion. In the twenty first century Scientific documentation should lead us. That does not mean people can not practice their religions. It means that No one religion should rule any Democratic nation.
I am often not sure which extreme I dislike more. Only that neither side represents the Middle Class.

Linda_Owl's avatar

To “zenvelo”, you are correct, both parties carry blame – but if you will check your facts about legislation that has been passed, you will find that Reagan dismantled most of the regulations that controlled Wall Street & the big corporations. He instituted the tax breaks that encouraged big business to start doing their manufacturing in other countries & led to America’s decline in jobs.

philosopher's avatar

@Linda_Owl
The extreme R always supports the Elitist.
The Regan’s also opposed research. Nancy learned the hard way.

rOs's avatar

People Over Profit :D

If you’d like to know more, we really cover this here

rOs's avatar

Dylan Ratagin steps up. This is the simple, debate-ending, truth.

philosopher's avatar

@rOs
Wow I think that it is true but I do not want a Revolution or violence. We have No leaders.

philosopher's avatar

@rOs
What is this mans name?

GabrielsLamb's avatar

Yes… Like everything else the media catches hold of they have managed to take an otherwise good cause and beat it half to death so that no one cares anymore.

rOs's avatar

Nobody wants violence or social upheaval, but we don’t want the status quo either.

What is to be done then? Clearly this isn’t a problem to be solved in the next scheduled election. What we need is public awareness on the issues that matter. Only through a combined effort of conscious citizens can any real change be achieved. Otherwise, we can continue to lie to ourselves until we’ve ensured a privatized, corrupt, and unfair future for our children.

rOs's avatar

@philosopher What man’s name?

philosopher's avatar

@rOs
We need a new party that Represents the interest of the Middle Class. The interest of the people that do the work and pay the Taxes. America should put it’s own legal citizens first.
Both parties Represent the Lobbyist not us. They both placate other nations at our expense.

rOs's avatar

@philosopher You’re right that a new ideology is needed – possibly in the form of a party. However, who/what that is won’t matter as long as money can influence the election and the elected. We have to prosecute the criminals in power; which will probably require a specially appointed, independent legal team. Naturally, we have to be careful to not remove this cancer too fast – or it will bring it’s whole host down with it.

At this point, I’ve shared almost every piece of evidence I’ve found, with as many people as possible. I’ve encountered friction from people who spew the nonsense gleaned from bought-media, and from people who simply don’t think it pertains to them. We’re so protective and loyal to certain people, ideas, and most often to our own ego, that we refuse to see any common ground. We fear the risk of being cast out or judged to be different, so we keep our mouth shut – believing it to be the wise thing to do. (which is why you may have heard the problem referred to as “control by fear”)

The fact is, we’re all part of one of the biggest Ponzi Schemes ever orchestrated. It needs to be publicly acknowledged and addressed, soon.. They tried to warn us about the housing bubble, and we all know what happened there – are we just going to wait for this bigger bubble to pop, too? It’s time we all get off our couches and put the voice of the People back into Politics.

philosopher's avatar

@rOs
This will require a Leader. I don’t know anyone who will do it.

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