Haven’t heard much about Occupy Wall Street (OWS) lately, but it is still going on. The official premise is to protest greed and corruption on Wall Street. Unofficially, I think it is a bunch of people who have awoken to the fact they have been financially screwed. Yes, I know the Communist party, Nazi party and unions are all trying to hijack and latch onto this movement, but I think, at its heart, it’s much more than that. It’s about not having a fair and level playing field for everyone to play on. Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren summed it up perfectly when she said, “We rescued at the top and told the bottom to fin for itself.” OWS would have never started if we had let the banks fail, protected only the depositors and fired and prosecuted some big bankers. Instead, we continue to bail them out, and top bankers continue to collect big bonuses for the mess they caused. On top of that, our own government officials and financial watchdogs allow phony accounting to make the banks looks solvent.
The video you are about to see is titled “I Am Not Moving,” but I think is should be called “Hypocrisy.” It has gotten nearly a million You Tube views and is an interesting and poignant piece of work. Both Republicans and Democrats should take notice. I do not believe in everything the OWS movement stands for, but I fully support their right to peacefully protest and exercise their First Amendment right granted under the U.S Constitution. Enjoy the video below:
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