It's becoming clear to me that Americans are fed up with the rampant corruption of Wall Street and their subsequent corruption of our government to further their interests. The protests that began with "Occupy Wall Street" are beginning to rapidly spread to many other cities across the nation. At first the mainstream media decided to ignore the protests but they are starting to gain nationwide attention. Americans are sick and tired of watching the rich 1% continue to profit on our continual oppression.
An excerpt from the International Business Times reads;
Their goal was this: ‘Move in’ and Occupy Wall Street for a little bit, flood lower Manhattan with peaceful protestors and fill it with bedding and kitchens and demonstration signs. Their motive was to show that ‘We the 99% are fed up with the greed and corruption of the 1%.”
The impetus propelling them forward is a disdain for corporate greed, repeated bail outs, tax breaks for the 1 percent, terrible government policy, and the corruption of the Federal Reserve. Initially, the call was for 20,000 people to descend onto Wall Street and occupy it for an indeterminable amount of time, but while there are significantly less than 20,000 in New York, Occupy offshoots have begun to spring up across the country.
Nearly 200 San Franciscans surrounded the Bank of America building in the center of the Financial District Thursday afternoon, rallying against the aforementioned bank bailouts, and yelling “Why is life a bitch? Cause we don’t tax the rich!”
I think this trend could very well be the spark of a new and hopefully peaceful American revolution to restore our freedom and liberty and bring back the equality for all Americans that this country was founded to uphold.