Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 4:02 p.m. EST by LetThemEatCake
from New York, NY
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People wondering why we protest Wall Street and not Washington are mistaken by a major fact: Our Government leaders no longer work for the People of the United States. For instance, members of Congress are paid by the banks and the large industry board members to pass laws that only benefit those board members, not our country, at whatever cost to us.
Presidents read pre-written speeches on TV making (false) promises that appease the American people, but employ major decisions that benefit big oil companies and banks while disallowing any input from the People. They use military force for oil companies.
The corrupt American government leaders aren't going to listen to a bunch of protestors. Sure, they'll read the usual pre-written speeches with whatever promises just to make us go away, but then it's back business as usual. They simply don't represent the 99%, and therefore won't pay any attention to us. They are paid liars.
A peaceful revolution begins with generating awareness of who's running things in this country and the world. Getting people of all income levels outside the 1% to see that we are increasingly being imprisoned by these corrupt industries and that they are putting their own people in our government leadership positions is key to this movement. They are taking over everything they want. The only ones who can stop them is us, but we aren't going to get that done by singing in front of the Whitehouse.
Occupy, unite, educate, be balanced, never biased, never corruptible. This is a war for our futures, for our kid's futures. It can be won peacefully, but it must be fought intelligently.