If you don't understand occupy Wall St. - updated with video OF END OF marchSubmitted by SirFelix on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 22:44
Then you need to attend an event, and find out what the people are saying.
I just got back from Occupy Boston 10/08/2011, and I can tell you that the people there are as varied as our society. Sure there were some leftists, who wanted to eradicate student debt, basically saying that we owe them an education. But the biggest thing that impressed me, was that the vast majority of the people in attendance, who wanted to End the Fed, and End the Wars. bring our troops home, and start investing in this country.
I saw a person, who was born with disabilities stand up and address the crowd, and say that it was heartless for Americans to deny her the care she needed, because she couldn't care for herself. And I couldn't help but agree with her, if you had seen her, you would know why I say this. The purpose of a good society is to help those less fortunate, but not those unwilling to work.
This society has today given too much to so many that do not contribute. The few who truly do need our help our sometimes neglected, because of our disgust of the lazy people who think we owe them a living.
What impressed me the most, is that this protest, will not hear of partisan politics. They realize that both parties are two sides of the same corrupt coin.
This movement will not be co-opted by the Democrats or the Republicans, like the tea-party was co-opted by the Republicans.
This is truly what America is supposed to be about.
Anyone can stand and voice their opinion.
Basically, you say "mike check", the crowd loudly repeats, "mike check". Then you tell them what you believe, in short phrases, because after each short phrase, the crowd will repeat what you just said. If they agree with what you said, they will raise their hands high and wiggle their fingers, if you digress into what they don't believe they will lower their arms and in some cases not repeat what you said at all.
After watching dozens of citizens speak, I came to the conclusion, that Occupy Boston, will not let any political party co-opt this movement. They are dead set on including everyone in this protest against the corrupt powers that be.
We marched for 3 hours through the streets of Boston, and at the end, we marched straight past the encampment, across the street to the Federal Reserve Building.
Some of the more ambitious protestors, ran up to the glass facade and put their signs and banners against the glass, and then the police rolled in on their motorcycles and bicycles to cut them off, at which point, we all ran full speed to surround the police who had cut off our friends.
So we got the building, about 20 occupiers, then about a dozen police, then about 1000 occupiers in a heated exchange.
And we chanted, "Who are you protecting". Meaning that the police are protecting the Federal Reserve. We chanted this relentlessly for about 5 minutes, the noise was great.
The beauty of this whole thing is that the people want to End the Fed and End the Wars.
Well guess who else wants to End the Fed and End the Wars, Dr. Paul of course.
To me, we got to support our fellow american, no matter what, because ending the federal reserve and ending the wars, would be a great thing for society.
Also, no matter what some of these guys might believe otherwise, when it comes time to vote, I bet they vote for the man, who has made it his life's work to end the fed and end illegal wars.
Video at end of march