Someone who will remain nameless posted a criticism of the Occupy Movement and those who support on that social networking site that cannot be named. It made me stinking MAD!
Thinking People everywhere should question the American Occupy Movement, especially if they agree with the sentiments expressed by the protesters. Most of the occupiers are no doubt part of the American 99%. However on a global basis when you consider humanity as a whole, most of them are in the top 1%, or at least will be once they get into their work life.
Yes, they want the top 1% in America to shift wealth and income downward to them. But, no, they are not willing to shift their wealth, income, and privilege down to the truly needy in the third world.
They are asking of others what they are unwilling to do themselves.
Mr. FB poster, don’t you even begin to try and make this the common person’s problem! Your post definitely shows in which category you fall, 99 or 1%, because you are trying to make me feel guilty for wanting to have a roof over my head, a job, and food on the table. Are you suggesting that we should go without? Will that cure the poverty problems of the world? Your post, SIR, shows how lazy you are, how unwilling you are to upset your status quo. Ours has already been upset by the financial greed of the corporate machine and the power drunkenness of our politicians.
The Occupy Movement is about making CHANGE! Do you ever ask why the banana farmers or diamond miners in So Africa or people in oil-exploited countries are so very poor while the leaders of many of those countries are corrupt and rich? What about the Corporations (most of them with U.S. roots) that are in those countries who keep the leaders in place so that there are no regulations, no labor laws, no environmental protections for the exploited workers? What about those Corporations, oil, agriculture, mineral extractions, etc. that keep the poor exactly where they are? What about Chevron in the Amazon? What about the garment workers in Saipan? What about banana farmers in the Philippines?
The Occupy Movement is about making Corporations responsible not only for how they treat us, but also about how they treat the poor of the world. It is about breaking the connection between Corporate money and buying of policy not only here but all around the world. The Occupy Movement is about changing the SYSTEM! If you are not willing to find out and accept what is really going on, here’s what you can do: