Saturday, November 12, 2011

Occupied


I fully get the Occupy Wall Street movement. I totally agree that there needs to be more regulation of the financial industry to limit the risk that money managers can impose on their investors. I also feel that the loophole should be removed from the tax code and that everyone should taxed at the same rate.

That said, I understand why one wants their presence felt in the financial district, or in Washington, D.C. However, this "Occupy" movement isn't there. Instead they are occupying parks. Dudes, you are occupying parks! I'd understand if you were protesting squirrels for jumping on trees or protesting the pigeons because they shit on statues. People who run Wall Street don't visit parks, they own parks. They may have caught a glimpse of you on the news, but do you really think your presence will interrupt what they do?

Instead of camping out and making the nicer portions of your cities look like shit, why don't you lobby your representatives. Instead of those awful drum circles, why don't you drum up support and play the game the way the game is played these days. It was a great idea to use the social networks to get people to take their money out of big banks and put it into local banks and credit unions.

I guess what I'm saying is hanging out in parks isn't doing it. If anything, it waters down the fight to end homelessness which is what tent cities should call attention to. It's time to get to work and do something about the problem before you start losing the support of the people.

2 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

Trashing the parks is doing nothing to make change in the corporate culture. The original occupy idea was not bad but it's gone downhill to nothing more than an annoyance.

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Like those on Wall Street, they've forgotten how not to do stupid stuff.

5:23 AM  

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