Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Here’s an idea whose time has come

Since Occupy WallStreet and its ongoing series of demonstrations began on September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, the events have gone further then I could have ever dreamed. And it seems to be only scratching the surface. Helping change the national conversation and possibly bringing about the ‘change’ that President Obama spoke about during his initial campaign. While this current uprising is a very American event, it originated Canada and has now become an international phenomenon. 
The Canadian-based Adbusters Foundation, best known for its advertisement-free magazine Adbusters, in a July 13, 2011 blog post, proposed a peaceful occupation of Wall Street to protest corporate influence on democracy, the absence of legal repercussions for the bankers behind the recent global financial crisis., and a growing disparity in wealth. They hoped to combine the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square with the consensus decision making of the 2011 Spanish protests.  
In the age of the twitter and Facebook, revolutions seem to be popping up daily everywhere. How refreshing to watch it happen in the United States,  and for a 60s baby its been quite and exciting experience watching people fight for what they believe. Listening to both sides of the story. Hearing the B.S. on FOX, listening to the confused on why are these people blocking our way. Why its important. And then the traveling demonstrations began. Visiting the 1%’s homes. Clogging Wall Street. 
Well isn’t it time for the demonstrations to bug the real problems in our country. Why doesn’t the demonstrators, Occupy Congress. That’s right, why don’t hundred’s, if not thousands surround the Congress and the Senate till they actually sign some bills into law. A couple of jobs bills, a couple tax the rich bills. Lets make Washington sweat.

Anyone interested here’s the link to their official site...
Occupy WallStreet  The revolution continues worldwide!

Just one man’s opinion.
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

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