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What do you think about the Ocuppy Wall Street Movement?

  1. catchpennyfashion profile image59
    catchpennyfashionposted 6 years ago

    What do you think about the Ocuppy Wall Street Movement?

    Do they have a right to protest or are they going about it the wrong way? What would be good solutions to the problems they point out? Are they being to harsh on the rich?


  2. terrektwo profile image83
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    I think it is an excuse to hold signs, I wrote a hub on it actually with my true opinions on it.

  3. privateye2500 profile image45
    privateye2500posted 6 years ago

    Well in the USA, of Course they have the **Right** to protest.

    Going about it the wrong way...?  Mobs are generally never a good idea.

    Harsh on the rich!?  In the USA...?  THINK about that for a while...think about that...think...there is something Very Very WRONG with that picture isn't there!?

    A better solution to the problems they point toward - a none mob setting where they have a sitdown with congress.  Fill a civil suit and BE HEARD!  The constitution of the USA demands it!!!!!!!!!  SCREAMS  for it!!!!!

    .there is something Very Very WRONG with that picture isn't there!?

    The USA is NOT Supposed to have this enormous GAP between RICH and HOMELESS!!!

    This is Horrific and I am afraid is also  asigh of much worse things to come...

  4. catchpennyfashion profile image59
    catchpennyfashionposted 6 years ago

    Terrektwo I actually agree with you. I want to find out what other people think. This Ocuppy movement says it's representing the 99% which to me seems a little bit off. I am not part of the 1% but I don't count myself as part of their so acclaimed 99% either. The poverty in the United States is at 13%, but most people living within the poverty statistics have all their basic needs met and then some. A high percentage has computers, internet, cable tv, cars and those homes with children even have game consoles. It seems to me people are protesting because they want more luxuries out of life and a bigger pay check.

    I think the problem is that America doesn't know what poverty looks like. I have hardly ever seen people living on the streets and although I know this does happen, it's rare. People have a lot of help from the government. They should go to other countries like those in Latin America where you see whole families living on the streets where they get no help from the government and can't get jobs. That is truly heartbreaking. And although layovers might be hard and mean you have to move to a more modest home, at least you still have a home.

    Privateeye 2500 I know people have a right to protest and demand their rights. But what rights are these people demanding? If they have all their basic needs met. I also don't agree with pointing out problems without providing solutions. If you want to make a change then you need to know how you want to go about that change, you need to know what it is that you want not just point out what you don't want. I just think they need to get together and figure these things out and start actually demanding things and providing solutions rather than just pointing out problems. To me, this is a negative approach to things and just balming the rich won't solve anything.

  5. Cassie Smith profile image68
    Cassie Smithposted 6 years ago

    They are moochers, drifters, communists, leftists, and bored colleges students.

  6. Grime Remix profile image61
    Grime Remixposted 6 years ago

    I strongly believe in the right to protest but there's a right way and wrong way.  This particular protest seemed to be against material wealth, fraud, and a long list of other things. 

    There also seemed to be a grudge against the banking system which I also feel is very corrupt but the way to answer their level of corruption would be to do banking with institutions that rejected the conglomerate get every penny you can out of the consumer culture.

    Overall this group might have found it productive to partner up with each other to generate income generating ideas and fund their own start-up companies in hopes of improving the financial landscape across the country.  I thought that if they championed being a positive solution and role model for the country the most good would have come out of that approach.

  7. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    it was a joke. people protesting corporations using corporate products and services to do it. there is nothing wrong with being wealthy and every one is responsible for letting some people become extremely wealthy. i wrote a hub about it based on my opinion and observations. it's not scientific but just my look at how some people love the limelight.