Now that Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination of the bottom 99% everywhere and become a movement of global stature, I'd like to know what you think of the movement. Your opinion matters, please take this poll.
By now I hope that everyone realizes that the main reason that the good people at Occupy Wall Street are out in the streets protesting is because they, as members of the bottom 98% couldn't get their issues addressed by the "two" party governmental duopoly in Washington! Both parties are still deeply engaged in their usual game of good cop/bad cop. That game has a few simple rules that effectively takes government out of the hands of we, the people and hands it over to Wall Street, Corporations and the rich.
Here are the rules to two party good cop/bad cop (a.k.a. Two Party Flim Flam)
as played by the Democratic and Republican parties.
In recent years, many of us started to believe that we can change a system that has evolved into what amounts to a corporate government by proxy by electing a politician with a catchy campaign slogan. As we found out, for various reasons, things don't work that way. Despite one man, one vote, in the present “two” party system, corporations and the rich DO have control of the hearts and minds of our electeds by way of their campaign contributions. Therefore, throwing our energy behind ninety-nine percent of the candidates from EITHER of the two political parties is an exercise in futility.
The protesters at Occupy Wall Street are there because our electeds from BOTH political parties refuse to hold Wall Street accountable for creating many of the conditions that caused America's economic problems. To make matters worse the people that we elected to represent US chose to give FDR's New Deal to Wall Street and the banks instead of the people who need it the most, the unemployed. The wind up is that Wall Street is doing just fine, thank you, making those big bonuses. The bottom 98% aren't doing that well in what seems like a permanently stagnant economy with frozen or reduced wages and constantly rising prices spurred on by greedy commodities speculators.
What galls me is that the same electeds that WASTED OUR money on tax breaks for the rich, Wall Street and Bank bailouts have the nerve to scream “we must cut the deficit!” They want to balance the budget on OUR backs by cutting government jobs, services and “entitlements!” Occupy Wall Street serves notice on them that our votes DO speak louder that corporate and Wall street bucks! May this be the first of MANY protests and may it become a movement that is so powerful that we can make our electeds listen to us or replace them from a field of truly worthy candidates that are not necessarily part of the two-party duopoly!
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