December 2, 2011
It's been quite some time now since the "OCCUPY" movement began. Many of the venues around the world seem to be still intact, but lately we're hearing and seeing how some have been evicted or otherwise forced to move to new areas. All the time they've been "occupying" the various places doesn't seem to be making a whole lot of impact on very much, near as I can tell from news reports. Not that they've been very clear about what it is they're actually looking for, but it seems like the "movement" (if that's what it is) doesn't really have much in the way of demands, requests, or other "agenda items".
Clearly, the self-proclaimed "ninety-nine percent" must have something they're seeking. I'm one of that number, so I can somewhat identify with the frustration and the utter disgust with some of the Wall Street and Washington shenanigans...and some of that I've already "said my piece" about (see links in sidebar), but I'm thinking the "Occupy" movement needs to be more clear and concise about what they're actually looking for...in my (humble) opinion.
I think it's pretty clear that our political, judicial, financial, banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and myriad other "institutions" we've all come to rely on and trust with our collective safety have pretty much failed the people in lots of ways. I'm not saying everything has become corrupt, but I don't think we have to look very hard or very far to see just how sorry a state of affairs we're in because of some underhanded and otherwise deceptive practices by some folks in positions of power and authority.
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If I were leading the "occupy" movement, I think I'd have a list of things that I'd like to see changed. That list would look something like this:
Note: This content is intended only as a reflection on my personal observations based on public news sources. Not connected with any official "occupy" or similar venues or affiliations. Occupy(ers) or others wishing to share their experiences can visit my "Promote World Peace" home page; just click on the Occupy related link given there.