The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is about stopping the affair between corporate interest and our government. Let me say right in the beginning that it isn’t “Government” itself that is at fault here, as Government is like the roof and walls within which we all live. The fault lies with the elected representatives in Washington, the politicians, that do the governing. OWS tells us that those representatives have been having a metaphorically adulterous relationship and it MUST come to an end.
While we have been faithfully building our homes, families and communities, the politicians serving in government have been having an illicit fling with Corporate Interest, receiving the massage of campaign finance donations in return for gifts of legislated tax breaks and corporate subsidies at the expense of the 99%. The problem ahead for these guilty partners is that OWS is breaking the sad news to the citizens of this country, much like a betrayed spouse, what is and has been going on. We’ve been told before but didn’t really want to believe either that it was true or that it was as harmful as it is. Now armed with the truth, we must demand accountability and a return to faithfulness. Elected representatives are responsible for government’s pledge, much as a marriage covenant, to honor and obey the citizen, but instead have been having the equivalent of a liaison based on mutual infatuation and self-gratification with corporate interest.
To those who say “but we know these representatives, they wouldn’t do anything to hurt us, they love us” I say, STOP! Too many times our representative attends to his/her governing business distractedly fingering a little memento in the pocket with a caressing voice in the back of their mind softly saying, “just something to help you think of me….” We can and must have representatives who remember and honor their pledge to their constituents. We must have representatives who will be morally responsible, who have the integrity to stay away from the promises of glittering gifts waiting behind the curtains. We are the 99%. We elected them and will hold them accountable.
Can we stop this? Yes! We now stand in the living rooms of cities all around the country and say, This Must Stop! We make our decision to either keep or divorce the unfaithful representatives in the elections. Our government must listen because DIVORCE is an option!
To our Representatives, Senators and President: Remember us? We are the citizens of this country. We elected you. We demand you keep faith with us and honor your congressional oath. Sign pledges to this or make promises to that on your own time, not ours. If you will not do so, WE WILL REPLACE YOU. WE ARE THE 99%!