Sunday, October 2, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Clicking the title above will take you to a marketwatch.com article discussing the current protests taking place in New York.

For over a week now, a large group of protesters have been trying to garner the world's attention, with very little mainstream success. However, this is changing, as tenacity and time play out.

The message of the protest is simple, "bailing out wall street was bailing out crooks, who continue to steal." Again, not an old message, but the growing success of the movement might point to either an acceptance of a required change or a boiling over.

As the marketwatch article indicates, with protesters being brutally arrested at the beginning, then being taunted by bankers, threatening to "bath the dirty hippies in champagne," things could get worse before they get better.

Now it seems US Marines in dress uniform are beginning to show up to protect the protesters. Could it be that we might actually come to see the military face off against the police? What sort of shenanigans will occur if this group grows to an unmanageable size? Will numbers provide cover for the more aggressive groups that show up at major protests?

This is a story that could easily change things for America and the world.
The media won't be able to ignore it for much longer if things continue to heat up.
Read the marketwatch article by clicking the title of this post and keep your eyes peeled.
Some people think this is history happening before our eyes.
Here is a live link to the protest.
WATCH

3 comments:

  1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/10/02/wall-street-protest.html?cmp=rss

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  2. I'm not sure the idea of U.S. Marines in uniform is accurate. It seems like its hype, since it seems unlikely that the Marine Corps would allow civilian activities while in uniform (since that sends a very specific message). I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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  3. I agree, it is hype. Yet, there continue to be soldiers in uniform having the police, "move along." It's happened at least three times now. However, this particular instance is not the main thrust of my concern. Namely, I draw no distinctions between one group who gets their orders from "the man" and another who does the same, fighting each other of their own free will.

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