Right now, the rich and powerful are trying to marginalize the group called “Occupy Wall Street.” They are saying that this mix of blue collar and professional, working and unemployed, fearful and the foreclosed, this group of regular people, don’t have a coherent message, that no one knows what they want. Well it’s true that they don’t have a public relations rep, or a lobby group but they do have a unifying message. Their message, and it runs through the whole spectrum of people involved is…are you ready:
WE ARE SICK AND TIRED IF BEING POWERLESS!
Yup, that’s it. As individuals, they feel they have no voice against injustice. They are:
POWERLESS to stop being abused by BANKS,
To demand an interest rate that approaches inflation instead of 100 times less than inflation (0.01% last time I looked).
To stop them from using fees as a gotcha profit center.
To demand accountability for their actions and for the use of our bailout money for…what?
POWERLESS to demand that our Government represent us instead of Corporations and whoever can buy their time and attention.
Why can’t we have a choice during an election, we are forced to pick who will do the least damage, the leper with the most fingers and then we are told that we are responsible for his actions.
POWERLESS to control the actions of Corporations.
The corporate person has all the rights that we have but is not held accountable for his actions, his only goal is to maximize profits, and he has a lot more resources to achieve his goals.
POWERLESS to stop the Wall Street and Corporate boards from dismantling and corrupting key institutions for short term gain.
POWERLESS to stop the Health Care Industry and the Insurance Industry from preying upon us at our most vulnerable and blocking every effort to reform them with fear, mistrust, and misinformation.
POWERLESS against a media that is more interested in selling the show, or representing a viewpoint (or an owner), than delivering news and information that could be used for informed decision making.
Here’s a real shocker for you, the Occupy Wall Street crowd and the Tea Party crowd are after the same thing, empowerment. Unfortunately the Tea Party seems to think the problem is Government and want to remove of it as much as possible. I believe that the Government is the only one with a stick big enough to represent us against the true enemy of individual and corporate greed and power, unfortunately they appear to be uninterested in representing us.
Stopping a train just ain’t easy
The methods are bloody and sleazy
But changing direction
Requires a correction
More solid than whiney and breezy.