Anybody have any opinion about the Wall Street protests?
I'm surprised that I actually haven't heard more about this. I'm only starting to read about them and I'm trying to get info from as many sources as possible. It's kinda nuts, though, that they're saying that it looks like the protestors may not go away, but instead become a part of everyday life in Manhattan.
Amen to that. I swore off cable long ago, but friends who have it tell me that if not for the internet they wouldn't have heard of it at all. It's Corporate Censorship at it's worst, and yet the Conservatives persist in saying that the media have a "Liberal Bias". Can you say 'Bullsh*t', boys and girls?!
Also the idea of a general strike is brilliant. I think it would have to be complete and national though. It is truly the only thing that will work, and the only thing that is working in Chile and the Middle East. Labor is our only collective "asset" and our only leverage.
A friend in Nashville mentioned that her bank had suddenly dropped a $5 monthly fee on her debit card and she didn't know why. When I mentioned that I thought it was an indirect result of the Occupy movement, she said, "Oh, those hippies protesting in New York?" What can I say; she only watches the local news.
After a 5 minute check of my browser history, I sent her a laundry list of links to news and videos about the Movement, then didn't hear from her for about 2 hours. When I did, she said she was going down to Occupy Nashville tomorrow, on her day off and taking 4 friends!!
Let's hear it for social networking!!
Ha ha, Brilliant!
Well, DC has put out their anti-OWS message, which trickled down to the mayors and police dept.s, but people are still pissed, they don't go away just because you take the camps away. That 84-year old woman in Seattle who got sprayed said she grew up in Hitler's Austria, and she sees the same thing here, not coming, but here right now. The media do their best to distort but at least some of the Occupiers will keep coming back to keep the message public. The potential for a 'perfect storm' worldwide is here. All the governments have to do is keep eroding our rights and quality of life, at some point the match hits the gasoline. Funny how the world tilted right-wing once we elected Obama (not connected, just weird).
But here is a bit of levity to brighten up your day: 5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation