Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy Wall Street.......Some History



I was referred to the article at the bottom of this post by Mal over at Hoe Hen Inn@ Cow and Chicken Town




It is about us, the 99% which the Occupy Wall St. groups around the world have been talking.




It gives the history, according to the article's author, of why the U.S. and therefore the 'western world' find themselves in such a mess economically.




Give it a read when you have a chance. It may, as it did for me anyway, fill in the spaces a bit of what happened over the last few decades.




Click the following link:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109?link=mostpopular1

                            Occupy Nova Scotia in Halifax last month.



14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link Jim. When I get a moment, I'll read it. This whole thing I have to admit is a bit mind boggling...The 24 year old daughter of one of our friends has visited 'Occupy DC' several times and had some interesting insight to the whole thing, but even after speaking with people there, she found their whole purpose and direction a bit 'fuzzy.'

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  2. Thanks so much, Jim. It's not easy to find a clear read on the subject. I sure hope it all makes a difference somehow.

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  3. I'm in agreement with the other two comments above -- while I appreciate the effort, the purpose has not been clearly spelled out or organized at this point.

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  4. Thanks for the link, I`ll read it when I grab a few minutes!

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  5. Yes, there have been a gazillion different causes represented at these Occupy events, but so what? At least there are some people left in this country who aren't fighting each other over XBoxes and Nikes, who aren't driving gas guzzling SUVs and then decrying the price of gas, who DO give a damn about the environment and the poor and the direction this country is heading. It's a RAINBOW, for pete's sake, not a crappy old fart Tea Party, and if it doesn't seem to have a clear direction, I think that's ok. I remember when we demonstrated against the Vietnam War and there were all kinds of other activists, mostly young people like those at Occupy, and I don't remember any talk of needing a stated direction. I'm sorry, but everytime I get passionate about something I tend to get criticized for attacking and I'm not doing that, but those of us who support Occupy efforts need to stop saying the same things that Fox News says.

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  6. I love and agree with Vintage Christine's comment above. I just read The Other Boleyn Girl, which was about the greed of the 1% hanging out at the Tudor court. How sad that human beings have not changed in 500 years. The court of Wall Street is just as corrupt and ugly as King Henry's was. Who cares if the occupiers are not crystal clear, the main thing is they are out there. Now I'm off to visit Vintage Christine's blog, she seems to be a woman I could relate to. Thank you Jim. I will read the article later.

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  7. You know what? I believe the reason there 'appears' that the 'occupy' movement doesn't have a focus/direction is because the media has confused the issues. And you know who controls the media? Yes, the 1%!

    So it is very difficult for a bystander to hear what they, the 'occupiers', have to say about what their purpose is because the media doesn't want the 99% ,their bread and butter, to realize the scam that has been going on for far too long right under our noses. Whew!

    I really don't know what people are afraid of and I feel a lot of the 99%, us, are afraid to speak up. Or better yet to find out for themselves what all the fuss is about.

    I'm on a roll....if I had kids I'd be screaming at the top of my lungs about the INJUSTICES that are all around us and that they get to inherit because of their parents' ignorance or fear. Instead I am doing what I can to get the word out.

    I really hate to think if this inaction continues on our part where it will all lead.....another Egypt, Libya? Because let's face it, the power that the multinational corporations are wielding is much like what the dictators in those and other countries wield on a daily basis when they are being threatened.

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  9. Since I've been following it from the beginning, as well as having taken (a small) part, I'm familiar with the causes, etc. So I'm directing my comment to your (Jim's) comment above. Yes, the so called mainstream media is owned entirely by the 1%, even Dan Rather came out recently and said as much. The news is no longer the news; it is right wing disinformation at best. OWS!

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  10. Jim, here's a link to the Rather article: http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-74/8633-and-we-have-gotten-used-to-it

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  11. I really enjoyed the article. I don't understand why most people don't realize that the GOP is only looking out for the very rich.

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  12. Politics perplex me.
    I should go to Philly and take some pictures of our occupiers. Or not : ) We will see!

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  13. Thanks for the link to the article. I have to admit that I agreed so strongly with it that my blood started to boil. Where did compassion go? Who is looking out for the less powerful citizens? Shouldn't a great nation care about its weakest members?

    The attitudes represented by the current GOP sicken me. I am speaking literally.

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