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Are the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests dying down?
At first, the Protesters had Good Intent
My thoughts on OWs protests
Initially, the OWS protesters had somewhat clear objectives as stated in the above video from You Tube. Lately, from what I've seen and read on a variety of TV shows with different biases, the protesters are less clear in their objectives, but still reflect a generalized sense of discontent that many people have in our country. But, they also seem (at some times) like a bunch of disgruntled folks with nothing better to do than complain and not offer solutions.
6-8 weeks later what are the motives of the protesters? Oh, I know what! That you have more than I have! I'll take a stab that they protest the capitalism that put those iPhones in their pockets and computers in their rooms-and not in mine. They protest that there is a society that can can exist with 'haves' and 'have nots.'
However, are the OWS protesters protesting at the right venue? While it is true that WS is symbolic of American capitalism, something/someone gave that greed a place to call home-and that place is called Washington, DC. Shouldn't the OWS protesters have begun their protests on our nation's capital? it is only human nature to try to get something for 'nothin!.'
If we determine to amend the Constitution to have income redistribution, we should be prepared to do so at our own peril and knowing that this must pass with (3/4) of the states voting for it. However, I don't want my cardiac surgeon garnering wages that are the a flight attendant's Where is the inventive Humans can be base, but let's not increase those chances.
The OWS protesters feel that the wealthy should make similar dollars; no, there should not be a wealthy bunch. That Oprah should write a check to the US Treasury to level the playing field? We should all have the same? The thing is, most of the wealthy are affluent, employ people, have small business which keep us afloat.
Under our charter, the Constitution, OWS protesters are guaranteed the right to assemble and voice their agreement or disagreement. This free speech is symbolic of liberty and what men and women fought and died for in forming this nation and to this day.I support those rights and 'I will defend to the death, their right to say them...' But what about when exercising those rights infringes upon the rights of others? in this case, the shop owners and secretaries on WS? That is the topic of another Hub!
Demonstrate against the real offender; the federal government which allowed it's largesse to spawn civil unrest of this magnitude. Demonstrate against The Barney Franks and Maxine Waters who assured George Bush that WS was 'ok.' It wasn't :(