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Forum Post: This generation has a right and duty to occupy and express anger

Posted 1 year ago on May 14, 2012, 7:31 p.m. EST by elf3 (2044)
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When someone lives in your income bracket then they are entitled to have an opinion on your political views - because you work for a company or around people who are doing just swell in this economy - you don't have to hide your views. Hiding them only leads to unproductive anger and frustration. In a free country you should be allowed to put bumper stickers on your car, participate in blogs, and express your anger for a system that is working against you. This is generational class warfare - no matter how many times people can say they empathize with the plight, or that it is about everyone, they do not, and it is not. They made their way in a world in a time that was different when things were different - and they achieved their wealth from stealing from our generation and from selling us out. Retirement has been pushed off until 72 years of age. The pension no longer exists. They don't care about pollution or job growth they only care about cheap material things and shopping. Jobs are encouraged to go overseas with tax benefits as well as grants from the government to encourage companies to globally expand. They don't care about slave labor they allowed it to continue. All of this happened on their watch. Now they hold onto their wealth by charging us rent - yes many have made their wealth by accumulating and renting out property at set and exorbitant rates. I have seen jobs dry up worse each year for the last 15 years - and wages driven down while educational costs continue to soar beyond the reach of average and low income families. Mortgages and bank loans are out of reach - there is no longer upward mobility it has completely left the country. If we do not voice it for fear of being bullied or ostracized, or seeming hostile or angry, then who will voice it? They would like us to be quiet to hide our anger, to slowly slip into oblivion. We can't do that we owe it to ourselves - our values, our freedom, to wear our opinions loud and clear - t-shirts, bumper stickers, protests – to Occupy Everywhere …or the elite and older financially set generation will continue to occupy us.

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[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 1 year ago

Amen!

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