Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 9, 2011, 7:35 p.m. EST by pabbate71
from Orlando, FL
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What is OWS trying to accomplish? That is the real question, and if answered it will give longevity and meaning to the movement. How long can OWS go on with what to most Americans seems like a bunch of dissatisfied people wanting a hand out? There needs to be a goal, an end game. That end game can’t be about toppling Capitalism because the system of the last 30-40 yrs is not Capitalism. Look deep and you will see that there really is no name for it. It is some form of Cronyism with pseudo-Socialism being labeled as Capitalism so the masses can stay in the dark. There needs to be an appreciation of where the U.S. government is right now. Do we continue with a system that needs deficit spending to keep going? As a debtor nation this means continued weakening of the dollar, continued targeting of inflation and a hope that something will grow us out of this mess. The other, which surely means pain for Americans for decades to come, is to have our government cut back drastically and raise taxes to fill the gaps. Combining this with the situation Europe is going through means something very close to depression because it starts a vicious cycle like the one Greece is going through. The economy shrinks and government receipts decrease so you can never balance the budget. With the world population at 7billion, we are talking about billions of people not having the means to support themselves. I don’t think I have to detail where all roads seem to lead. Which brings us back to, what does OWS want? You want less debt and more jobs. That’s what the rest of the world wants. This puts our 5% of the world population in direct competition with the rest of the world fighting to attain the same thing from their governments, which in turn puts all world governments in competition with each other. With governments so indebted we can’t and shouldn’t look to them to be the engine of job creation. This leaves private industry. If private industry has to be the main driver of job creation, doesn’t this mean that the conversation needs to be with them? The compromise needs to be with them, and they shouldn’t be treated as them because they are part of us, the same way that government needs to be treated as US. There is too much, us or them, going around.