Lol smh you guys are brainwashed and sound ignorant as fuck... ^^... The situation is bad right now overall, and I'm surprise you think there is nothing to fight for here. They aren't protesting celebs that make millions or authors, entertainers, athletes or any of that.. they're protesting corruption, a lack of jobs, the banks misuse of power- the way they use they're wealth to shape politics, and an inequality gap that is extremely shameful for a country as rich as ours.
The only problem I see with this protest is the absence of a mission or goal... Standing there chanting wrongs is not enough. I also find it sad that some people would look at this w.o any admiration at all, protests like this made America great...
haha if you're gonna call me ignorant, at least come with something a little better than this...
I swear most people here do not understand the basic rules of economics. If you don't like the way a company acts, or you think they are corrupt, DON'T USE THEIR SERVICES. By far the most effective means of bringing about change.
They're protesting a lack of jobs?? How do you think the job market works? It's a job market
. That means just like any other market, it is subject to the laws of supply and demand. Either demand
more products and services, which in turn will spawn jobs, or supply
products and services that are in demand and make your own jobs. No one can just magically "make" you a job. And when the government does that, it's because they are using your tax money to artificially create jobs, only further putting our government into debt. People who bitch about not having a job are the same ones that bitch about the corporate bailouts, yet they are asking for personal bailout.
The way they "misuse" wealth to influence politics is comepletely legal. Unfortunate or not, it's not Wall Street's fault, so write your local congressman rather than wasting your time on misguided protests.
I agree that our inequality gap is "shameful," but again, it's not illegal. If the workers on Wall Street don't want to donate their money to the poor, they don't have to.
And your last point. "Protests like this" have never done anything
for America. The people who influenced this country through protests were selfless, group minded LEADERS who studied society, politics, law and history to come up with a way to change things. Which is the problem with today's protestors. MLK Jr would have thought "Anonymous," the group of angry teenage nerds who think they are badass because they have the tech skills to dig up personal info on the web, were idiots. And they are. Martin Luther King Jr knew standing around on one of America's busiest, and most economically successful streets wouldn't get shit done. He organized massive peaceful marches, and accepted the violent response from law enforcement because he knew it was only winning them sympathy. He organized sit-ins, boycotts, and union strikes. There is nothing admirable about ignorance, misguided anger, and envy, which is what these protests boil down to.