Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 20, 2011, 6:35 p.m. EST by Weillyouareout
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It's not the accumulation of wealth, the distribution of wealth or even the excesses that cause problems for America (except for jealousy, which is only the jealous person's problem). It's the corruption, cronyism, market manipulation and other things it's currently able to buy that is against the best interests of the American public, rich or poor. (ie. Gramm-Leach-Bliley of '99 cronyism contributing to increased bank corruption leading to economic disaster for all, rich and poor, for example)
If 'Occupy', 'tea-party' or any other movement could stay focused on the main issue, corruption and cronyism, they might make progress we all could benefit from. Direct that passion to what matters. Let the rich have thier money, thier inflated egos, thier narcissim and thier obscene excesses, that's America, that's freedom and we salute success. But, don't let them get weathly through corruption and fraud (ie. bankers, for example) or use thier money to turn everything in the game to thier advantage (ie. bankers again, for easy example, but there are many more) or get away with obvious mass fraud (need I say bankers again?)
Getting rich is an incentive for empire builders that build empires we all can benefit from. Like, Gates and the tech boomers that built the internet we're on right now. Gates doesn't seem to be such a bad guy. I've no problem with him being rich, how he got rich or ways he seems to be using or investing it. But, Sandy Weill, Mozilo and the other banker crooks, no! They should be in jail and stripped of all ill-gotten gains!! And, anyone else corporate or government that contributed to the corruption that made the mess.
Both parties are corrupt and full of cronyism. Both are bad for Americans with thier closed door deals. Both spend (waste) way too much on things not beneficial to the American people. And, all countries in the world currently and throughout history that are examples of being in the worst shape socially and economically have the most corruption and cronyism, no matter if they are BIG or SMALL govt.
Stop being a lemming following your movement's random orders. And, stop layering on so many minor personal agendas (like occupy faith's irrelevant religious messages and rich hating) and work toward the common good for all, rich or poor, christian or not, etc. Less selfishness, less waste, less misuse, less manipulation of our government's resources ultimately means more available to all worthwhile endevours for all Americans. Less corruption would accomplish alot, actually the most.
Think for yourself! (If you can!!!) Neither party no matter how far apart or alike thier goals and issues can accomplish anything helpful to any of us until this corruption and cronyism stops spinning out of control. I at least admire your passion, but get it behind the main issue that matters!!!! And stay focused behind it!! Now pass it on to your occupy friends and see if you can make a real difference. Please!! You're onto something, stay focused and don't stop!! Please!!!