A Call goes out to OCCUPY FOR JUSTICE
While the Occupy movement was being vilified and made fun of by the popular press and politicians, to do what they are so effective at doing – controlling public opinion, I was studying the movement. Watching the people pour into the streets felt like watching the Berlin Wall come down all over again – giving $700 billion to bankers making tens of millions to “bail them out,” when people are having property taken without hearings, can’t find jobs, are asked to tighten their fiscal belts, and listen to diatribe about “economic collapse” and “austerity,” very justifiably tweaks the mind and conscience. 99% was probably a fair representation of those so tweaked.
The problem with the movement was, once out in the streets, there was no organizing principle that sustained it. It was easy to see, and it is why it was so easily suppressed by the grander institutions of our 21st century America, beholden only to, and at the service of, the almighty dollar.