The Occupy Wall Street Movement has blossomed and is now spreading to cities around the country. Protesters continue to voice their displeasure with big business greed and an ineffective political system that fails to punish those who continue to abuse it and the taxpayer. Of course I have to believe that much of this discontent has more to do with an anemic global economy and the effects it has had on the average person's financial well-being than anything else. I mean, if the economy were humming along right now and employment was at high-capacity, then would we even be having this discourse at this time? Never-the-less, the issues have raised!
And it has been a long time in coming too.
Organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Chicago and Occupy Phoenix (as well as others I have missed) should be commended for their stick-to-it attitudes. It really would be something though if the movement spread faster than the Arab Spring and morphed into an Occupy the World Movement. And why not the world? After all, the global economy is so tightly intertwined that it is hard to discern where all this corporate greed begins or ends. As for Bad Corporate Citizenship, well that is not an American thing! Big Business has long seen fit to deny their fair share of tax contributions around the globe. Especially with their deftness in setting up offshore shell accounts for the sole purpose of tax avoidance.
Well enough is enough already! History has shown the world how Big Business has exacted a toll on its working classes. And anyone who uses the logic that without them we have nothing is flawed. In reality it is Big Business who have nothing without the working class! Let's not forget that the Silver Spoons in the Mouth's never actually do any of the dirty work and they never will. No - that is always left up to the workers. Although workers earn a wage - they also give much of that back to the very interests (or their subsidiaries) who hire them. It is just a flippin' Rat Race, you know? Through it all the Working Class are manipulated and played like some puppets on a string.
Government, though, is much to blame for the inequities. Politicians have long been in bed with Big Business Interests. Then again, it is those Big Business Interests who shamelessly back "their men or women in government." Politicians are rewarded handsomely in exchange for their coercion. So? Is it really an accident that we have flawed or lax government policies around the globe? Of course not, they exist to favor the business interests that favor them.
However, the worst part of this sort of collusion is that we have the working class paying a disproportionate higher percentage of the tab than the
elitists corporations do. By the way, not only is that just plain wrong but that is exactly why the Tea Party was hijacked by GOP Elitists. Well, the time has come to stop this madness. The way I see it, the Occupy Movements will continue to gather steam and they won't fall victim to elitist infiltrators like the Tea Party did. This is issue is as non-partisan as it gets. The Average Joe's and Josephine's of the world have been beaten-up repeatedly and they have finally gotten mad enough to take to the streets!
But hey, the powers that be do like dissent in any form and will do anything to silence it. One way or the other the Elitists will look to preserve their smug way of life and keep reaching into the average persons pocket. And wouldn't you know it? Chicago's Mayor, Rahm "Rahmbo" Emanuel has figured out a way to do exactly that. Sunday he ordered his in-the-pocket police chief to arrest the protesters and then whack them with a $125 citation.
I suppose Rahmbo needed a means to offset the training costs for next year's G-8 and NATO Summits and saw this as an opportunity to use a fine as a means to levy a new City Fee, huh? Sharp dude - then again Rahm Emanuel is one of those elitist taxpayer leeches of government who is tied into Big Business. And unless I have my facts wrong, wasn't it Rahmbo, who got a nice chunk of taxpayer dollars while doing very little work at Freddy Mac and helping in its' near collapse?
It seems to me that Rahmbo has figured out a way to kill two birds with one stone here. Stifle the Occupy Movement Protesters to suppress their free speech and right to assemble and still raise some needed cash. Oh well, I guess no one should have expected the new mayor of Chicago to be on the side of the people, after all he is part of the same crowd that has screwed them. So I guess there will never be a question of what side of the class divide he will cater to. And it ain't to the Working Class Stiffs.
Hmm - I wonder? How long does it take for an Occupy Movement -
to become an Anarchy Movement?