Monday, October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

The media and the Republicans keep asking why everybody is so mad? "What do they want?" they ask.  The various news outlets search until they find people in the crowd who can't seem to explain what all the fuss is about.  They hardly ever find anyone who can explain clearly what the crowds want. I suspect this is on purpose.  One reason it is so hard to explain is that there is not just one reason for the unrest.

Haven't you ever been so angry about so many things that you could hardly speak?  I have. I am, in fact.  This revolution has been a long time coming. I understand why the people are rising up. I probably couldn't explain it out loud or blog about it in less than 1,000 words.  But, I know of someone who can..

Jim Hightower. In his blog, he explains, succinctly, that Americans are protesting because they want a return to "such old fashioned American fundamentals as economic fairness, social justice and equal opportunities for all."  I couldn't have said it better.

I fully expect someone to peer into the cameras some day soon and intone the equivalent of "Let them eat cake." 

Stay tuned.


Margie's Musings said...

Do you have a link to his blog, Betty?

Betty said...

Yes, here it is:

Olga said...

I understand the anger but I worry about the outcome when actions are taken out of anger. I guess there is not much that has ever changed in history that came out of calm, thoughtful reasoning though.

Looking to the Stars said...

You and I think alike, I've been waiting for those words too, lol :)

They never interview anybody with a brain! They want everyone to think the protesters are a little bit wacky :)

NitWit1 said...

I have been waiting for reasons from a number groups for 75 years, some well-known. "Economic fairness, social justice and equal opportunities" may summarize the unrest, but to these people the wors are just more empty rhetoric until there is action or creation of an environment that demonstrates these ideas are being implemented.

Betty said...

Olga: Right. Anger beats apathy, in my book.

Looking to the Stars: I expect the media to just stop covering the protest soon.

NitWit1: Words are about all people have left when Congress, Wall Street, bit corporations and even the Supreme Court are in league against them. Let's just hope it doesn't turn violent, as it has in other countries.