What is your opinion of the occupy movement?
Is it a group of nouveau hippies or is it a movement that will change the face of government forever?
After briefly looking into the occupy movement, the figures involved would indicate a real number of people with real issues. Yet it's difficult to discover what their actual goal is. The 99% slogan indicates the desire to spread the richest 1%'s wealth accross the board, surely they would have better results actually using the election system to ensure their success. Also the demostrations in Tahir square have been included in their list of succesful 'sittings', I thought Tahir square was regarding oppression and the removal of a dictator?
I think the only way for them to change governments, is to become governments, apart from that they need to clarify what it is they actually want.
sorry for the long winded answer, but it's a difficult question lol
I like what they are trying to do, but they have got it all wrong; at least in the US. The financial powers that be and whole Wall Street culture is deeply woven into our society. The us vs. them, "top 1%-ers", whatever you want to call them, have always been around and that caste goes way back to before the American Revolution to the days of John Smith and Virginia Colony. We are a nation founded on an obsession with money. Peeling that away would be difficult and would probably take nothing less than a civil war. I imagine many protesters would take a job as a stock broker on Wall Street if you offered it to them. It runs that deep in us.
I would propose an alternate course of action to protest something else first; something that is not only NOT a part of the American character, but has only been around for about 60 years and is financially destroying our country just as much as the recession. I'm talking about the military industrial complex of the US. Protest until the military hegemony ends. The demanded goals should be to 1) Place the nation back on a peacetime economy; 2) withdraw all troops and US bases from all nations all over the world--even Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan. 3) Place the US Air Force under the Army as the "US Army Air Corps", 4) Elevate the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Navy to cabinet positions and disband the Secretary of Defense and non-uniformed DOD agencies; 5) Reorganize and shrink the US Army to about 300,000 active duty troops. 6) Cut the budget down to peacetime levels not seen since the 1930s. 6) Disband the Dept of Homeland Security and distribute its agenies.
by Grace Marguerite Williams5 years ago
Do you think that the Occupy Wall Street and other occupy movements were totally constructive or were totally an utter waste of time and energy?
by S.P. Kelly4 years ago
What did the "Occupy" Movements accomplish?It was a major event in NY, spreading like fire all over the country. But did it achieve anything for it's supporters? If yes, what? If no, why not?
by Josh Wolfson5 years ago
There must be some way to get the change-desire movements together on things. What can we do? I need debate, issues, and civil discourse. Let's start!
by Joan Whetzel5 years ago
Wwhat is the occupy movement all about?I can't figure out what the want or what they really hope to accomplish.
by Joanne Kathleen Farrell6 years ago
What do you think of the Occupy Movement?Occupy Albany, NY is totally a peace movement.
by rickzimmerman6 years ago
What is it about the Occupy movement that the Establishment doesn't get?What is it about the Occupy movement, and the diverse forces driving it, that much of the Establishment, the Elites and the 1% don't get? and why?
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