Every article I see, television show I watched, or radio program I heard made the same comment, and it basically went, "While the 'Occupy Wall Street' crowds have grown, it doesn't seem they have a clear, and coherent message."
Really? It doesn't seem like it? The name of the protest is called OCCUPY WALL STREET! You didn't have a problem figuring out what the Tea Party was all about, even though it had nothing to do with tea, and the last people on Earth you'd ever want to be at a party with.
The bottom line is when it comes to OWS, it's pretty clear to me that they're disgusted with the fact that while the unemployment rate is really closer to 20% than 10%, and that Wall Street and corporations are making more money than ever, most of America is sinking. And yet so many of the OWS people are upset for themselves, in an equally as large part they're upset for others who don't even have a voice!
When I saw Tea Party rallies it looked like the Klan without the hoods, talking about spending limits, and other disingenuous nonsense. Yet the media had no problem not only giving these people a voice, but it's helped them become a major movement that conservatives are pandering to. Do I think that will happen with Occupy Wall Street?
Not. On. Your. Fucking. Life.
It's Wall Street. They run shit. The media is not going to take them on.
Taking it further, I have a lot of friends who work in finance, and many who were intricately involved in the sub-prime and PRIME mortgage business. The banks ability to make bets without collateral has screwed this economy completely, and we're still feeling the effects. Funny thing is most of the bankers involved in the industry had no idea exactly what was happening, how it happened, or how to fix it! The CEOs had no idea how these Credit Default Swaps worked, and few traders did either. Yet it has RUINED US.
So while the bankers don't understand how it all worked, you expect everyday people to understand how it all worked?
Now you know why they don't have a clear message: because NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!
All anyone knows is the entire economy is a disaster, and Wall St, as well as major corporations, are doing quite well, and hording money. They're not loaning, they're not spending it, nothing.
They want a new president. One that will take away "regulations." That's all I hear from Tea Party candidates is "too many regulations."
Listen, idiots, it was the LACK OF REGULATION THAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS!
Yep. And they're all making money. They just want to do it again.
Everything is too big fail, except the one thing that matters: This country.