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Thread #140645   Message #3248117
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
01-Nov-11 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
Subject: RE: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
The very basic problem with this whole thing, is that the 'protesters' are protesting just Wall Street alone, and not the corrupt politicians of BOTH parties(see Kucinich letter, and what I've been saying for months), who facilitate the screwing of the American public. The other problem is, that these 'protesters' are actually weakening the validity of their complaints by widespread lameness.
The 'left' has 'seized the moment', much akin to the Tea party...but their real support won't come from where they think it should. The unions will give limited support, because their funds ARE tied up in Wall Street, and have corrupted both politicians and bankers as well! So how far will this go?....till violence, weather, or just lameness?
From a lot of press coverage, a lot of these people don't even know doodily-squat about anything deeper than shallow participation....and as Steve's post, some of the people who he listed ARE supporting the 'movement'...but not for the desired reasons, that the 'movement', is about.
It appears that other than a bunch of people showing up, the message is obscured, by the lightweights.
But, I will say this, that, at least the is attention being focused on at least PART of the problem.
As far as its effectiveness.....well, it would help if they weren't 'just occupying'...but had a more realistic goal, and aimed it at the right direction....with people who might want to get a clue!
Otherwise, it will lose it's effective message.....we've seen it before, in regards to other 'causes'.
Anyway, 'HI!'.....I was out of town on a 'bidness twip'..