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Sorry, I was Wrong About #OccupyWallStreet

October 5, 2011

I dismissed this in the same way I dismissed the riots in the United Kingdom. I thought, yeah ok, there will be some protests and at best maybe there may be some in-depth papers covering this simple stat which is part of what is getting people to the streets.

I thought that they would be ridiculed. They were. It strengthened them. I thought that they NYPD police abuse was the end of their movement. It only gained them strength and support. I thought that the 700 arrests would destroy them. It drove students in to their willing arms.

There are no riots. There is no criminality to allow the upper 1% to simply dismiss them as criminals.

They represent ordinary people who are crying – enough is enough. Why should they face the pain of “austerity” when the very criminals who caused the collapse of the economy are rewarded?

The media first ignored #OccupyWallStreet. Now they are at the frontline. Soon they will be claiming credit, while misrepresenting the people who are speaking out.

Already Republicants are calling it “class warfare” because the 99% are now saying enough is enough.

An old message now

The 1% went one step too far.

Now they are having to fight back through the media. Of course, it is worth remembering only a few months ago every Republican Presidential candidate parroted the GOP line that they were the ones fighting crony capitalism.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2011 8:02 pm

    Wow. 475 to 1.
    ‘Nuff said.

  2. October 21, 2011 11:22 am

    How about a new post here Guys? 16 days and counting….

  3. blackwatertown permalink
    November 8, 2011 5:59 pm

    Being there is a statement even if they appear too unfocussed for me.
    You’ve not been about so much lately. Hope all well.

  4. blackwatertown permalink
    December 22, 2011 7:14 pm

    And a Happy christmas and a mellow 2012 for when you do reappear.

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