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Forum Post: Feels like the Dance Band on the Titanic

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 7:45 p.m. EST by ConnorO (0)
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Was listening to a Harry Chapin song, There Only Was one Choice, that seems to capture the substance of the Occupy Wall Street protester movement.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MI6HSICrE8&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLC2BEC1B8F29F59F7)

It shows, unfortunately, that things haven't really changed all that much in the past 35 years. Capitalism, per se, is not at issue here. What is at issue is the underlying values of America that made this country great. That is what is being protested here. Americans in positions of power are the ones who define what America is all about, at any particular time in history. The morality of those individuals are reflected in the decisions that they make. It isn't a matter of legality. It is a matter of the underlying morality, whether legal or not. The decisions made by those type of leaders (e.g. Enron, Arthur Anderson, Goldman Sachs, AIG, etc.) leave the country with a legacy of either selfishness or good old fashion values that each American really would like to believe is make up of our society. Harry is able to capture this concept in his writing in an inspirational way. Give it a listen.

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