Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 5, 2011, 4:14 p.m. EST by distortion
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There's been a post about demands, i think i saw riethc post a url to a site we can vote on what we want, and i've heard a lot of people say a lot of different things. We're getting it all wrong. We can't lose focus on what this is about, this is about the 99% fighting for our rights against the 1%, and the second we start introducing political beliefs and personal or religous beliefs then we lose. Political and personal beliefs are what keeps us from uniting as a people against those who oppress us. It's how they've been able to maintain power in the first place, keeping us fighting over mexicans and gay people while they pass bills that would starve our children. The reason this even gained momentum and notoriety is because it started as a protest against the financial institution, something that has no political ties and no belief structure that 99% of the people can stand behind. Don't turn this into a personal war for your own belief systems.
IN MY OPINION - the root cause of almost everyone of our problems, the financial industry especially, is tied to the fact that our politicians who run the country vote for whats in the best interest for the wealthy few who are able to finance their campaigns instead of the country and people who live in it. I think the one clear goal we should be focusing on is campaign reform, because as long as our leaders are bought and paid for it doesn't matter how many demands the meet the system is still rigged and will continue to operate in the favor of the few instead of the best interest of everyone. Once the leaders in the country rely on the well being of it's people then most our problems will fix themselves. But more importantly campaign reform has no political or religious ties and something 99% can get behind.