Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - You Decide

My personal jury is out on this one.  Part of me likes the grass roots feel of a good protest, especially one dominated by my generation.  And let's face it, there are plenty of issues to be fed up with.

The other part of me is trying to figure out if this is the right way to go about affecting change?  I suppose there isn't a right or wrong way to voice displeasure but that hasn't kept the critics quiet.

To illustrate my point you have the picture above with a college grad who clearly does not support the Occupy Wall Street campaign or at least what she believes these folks are protesting against.

Then, at the bottom of this post you have a video...where Alan Grayson makes some EXCELLENT points as to what people are upset about.  Obamacare aside...I couldn't help but want to cheer him on.

One thing is certain.  The people of this country are waking up to the very real problems we are currently facing and likely to continue to endure.  People are realizing our two party government is broken and it does not seem to matter who we put into leadership. 

Share your thoughts!  What do you think about this movement and our current situation?


tonymation said...

Hey Jim,

I don't understand the agenda behind OWS, because it is all over the map. But I do understand that there are a lot of people out there that are fed up with our federal government.

They are sick and tired of the people in power giving themselves more kickbacks, and sucking the country dry to fill their own coffers.

They are tired of the greed, the demagoguing, the lies, the wars, the secrecy, and the injustice we see every day, originating from the offices that should be occupied by men of honor. Men who should be protecting and nurturing our society, rather than raping it.

Do I support the way the OWS protests are being carried out? Why not? This is the last and only realistic line of defense our citizens have against the guys with the hired guns. Our nation is at a critical point in its history. Will our leaders rise to the occasion and bring about a positive change for the future, or will we be given more of the same games. If the latter happens then I foresee one of two possibilities. The country will collapse on itself as the civil unrest translates into economic turmoil, or a revolution of ideas will purge out the old guard and bring about a new era.

One thing is certain. The men in power do not want change. They will fight to keep their power and wealth. And they have the resources to maintain the status quo. When push comes to shove, will the hired guns turn on their brothers, or will they think for themselves and rebuke the orders handed down to them from their corrupt masters?

Craig V said...

"Unmasked! 'Occupy' protests sending sharp anti-Jew message
GOP criticizes Democrats who line up with 'They need to be run out' comments

I support putting God first.
I should protest the protesters, they have more than me ;)

OWS - brought to you by George Soros.