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  1. Petra Vlah profile image59
    Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago

    The OWS movement represents the voice of the vast majority of people disgusted by the flagrant injustice that dominates every aspect of our society,  from:
    -    The political control imposed by corporations through campaign contributions (thank you Supreme Court of “justice”! and thank you your Honor for turning corporation law on its head and declare it a “person”!)
    -    The near collapse – by design of course – of the financial system that benefited “some” and screwed up the rest of us
    -    The price fixing of everything, from oil to gas and the rest
    -    The back door deals with foreign powers and unjustified wars meant to strengthen economic benefits for the same elite that knows better than anyone that “divide and impera” is the name of the game

    To get to the root of all evil, the protesters should occupy Washington – maybe then the congress will get the message and the media will not be able to ignore any longer the voice of “the people”
    The government became the gangster that is perpetuating corruption and is never accountable for its actions, making Al Capone look like an innocent kid

    The Wall Street greed is ONLY a consequence of the mess we are in and NOT the primary cause of it, although Money is Power.

    1. Midnight Oil profile image91
      Midnight Oilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For us out in the rest of the big wide world, what actually is the OWS movement?  What 'OWS' mean?  Thank you....

      1. Petra Vlah profile image59
        Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is the "Occupay Wall Street"  movement

        1. Midnight Oil profile image91
          Midnight Oilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ah, that makes sense now - thank you for the prompt reply too... Good luck with your cause.

          1. Petra Vlah profile image59
            Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            This cause and cry for justice goes well beyond US and is gaining momentum allover the world.
            As I said, the Time is Right, only the Pace is Wrong - I hope it moves to Washington and the rest of the capitals where the real power is - opressive governments and corrupt politicians that have turned the lives of regular people into living hell

            1. saddlerider1 profile image60
              saddlerider1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes it is Petra my friend. Although it starts off peacefully, there will be hooligans, racists, terrorists, punks, who will help throw on the fuel to light a huge fire of revolt. Then my friend bloodshed will occur and will get totally out of hand. The police will add to the mix of violence and many many people will be hurt. Unfortunately this often happens in a Revolution. The government will hide behind their Walls and simply watch at the police and armies move in to extinguish the raging fires. We need for the governments to recognize that it's citizens have had enough, they want immediate solutions to the economic woe. They need jobs, they don't want to keep losing their homes and becoming homeless in the streets. They have worked hard all their lives to be law abiding citizens, paying their taxes, helping the country grow. Should they boycott the next election by not VOTING at all. The government needs to recognize it's citizens plight in a peaceful manner. Are we asking to much?

              1. Petra Vlah profile image59
                Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                True, Ken; the tears of sorrow and the cry of pain, eventually turns into blood and NO real change has ever happened throughout history without a Revolution - always violent, always bloody.
                The ones in power will never give up their many privilages peacefuly so doing it by force is inevitable. Voting or not voting is irrelevant; they elect each other and the voice of the people does not count - remember Bush and Gore?

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                  Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Power yields nothing without a fight. That's the reality, they don't give us, we have to fight for.

  2. DonDWest profile image90
    DonDWestposted 5 years ago

    Occupying Washington could be a good move; provided Washington owns Wall Street and not the other way round. . . Oh wait. . .

    If there's one area both the left and right have in common, it's overestimating the power of the government. Some in the left believe the government is the solution and through the use of social programs; the government can save us. Many on the right see the government as this gigantic and powerful communist bastion that's overseeing the free market.

    Here's a hint, corporations own the government; the government doesn't own the corporations. Transnational corporations carry much more power than any government. Take what you will from this message, but most of our problems (and solutions) rest with transnational corporations. . .