Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 5, 2011, 2:16 p.m. EST by unoccupywallstreet
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I've been on this site a little bit now, and I can't find one person or post that has said what the OWS movement hopes to accomplish. All I see are vague goals like ending corruption by the one percenters. Without having a definite and definiable goal, how can you hope to accomplish anything significant?
Instead what I see are rallys and protests that do more to disrupt the lives of the hard working ninety nine percent that you guys claim to be working for. The rich elite have the means and resources to make it through things like losing a day of work. Can the same be said for the people working for them?
I also see a lot of people talking about wanting the government to step in and end the corruption of the rich one percenters. But I also see the same people talking about the influence the one percenters have on the government. So what you guys want is for the goverment to end the corruption that it's benefitting from? This seems like a pretty illogical demand to me.
What we should be focusing on, is getting rid of the politicians who allow the corruption to take place. Get rid of the ones who take bribes and look the other way. You can call up any politician who represents where you live at anytime. You can make contact with your senator. They might not get back to you right away, but keep at it. Everything that get's voted on is public record. Take a look at what the people you are voting for, actually vote on.
Political accountability is the real problem and what we need to fix to take a step in the right direction. Most people don't break laws unless they think they can get away with it. Knowing that people actually are following all of their political moves will make politicians behave differently.