Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 1, 2011, 5:02 p.m. EST by unoccupywallstreet
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I really don't understand what people hope to gain with this whole OWS thing. What's the end goal here? People compare it to the Arab Spring, but those countries were getting rid of dictatorships to move toward a democracy. And what country do other countries use as a blue print for democracy? America. Sure it's not a perfect democracy, but since the world is not a perfect place, no such thing exists.
People want to complain about special interest groups having to much influence and "corrupting" everything. Well the reason these special interest groups form in the first place is because of the general publics hands off approach to politics. It's not the special interest groups who are holding down the American people, but rather, the American people who allowing the special interest groups to thrive. Holding rallies and demonstrations won't change anything, getting invloved in whats going on and voting will.
Another thing I see a lot of, is complaining about the one percenters. First and foremost, the super rich one percent basically fund fifty percent of our government. On top of that, how much of our GNP do you think they are resonsible for? The one percenters are the group that has the largest influence on making America what it is. Not Joe Schmoe who works a job that anyone can do. Were you guys holding up signs thanking the super rich when America was having an economic boom? Nope.
It really bothers me that you guys say you're representing ninety nine percent of America. You aren't. You're one percenters too, just on the other end. The other nintey nine percent of Americans are out there busting their butts trying to get their's and help make America better.
Unemployment seems to be another big topic. No one owes anyone a job. Period. If you want a job, be better than the next guy or girl. If you actually paid taxes, you are entilited to follow the governments guidelines for unemployment compensation, but that's it.
If anything, this movement should be about the government actually being held accountable for the tax money that they take in. The crazy government spending we have with zero accountability is the real problem. Not private citizens earning money and using it as they see fit.