Saturday, October 22, 2011
I admit to being a bit in the dark...
This whole "Occupy Wall Street" thing is extraordinarily interesting to me. The protests of the 60's were beyond my time, and the only things really being protested in my generation were the demise of parachute pants and 'member's only' jackets. What can I say, the 80's were weird.
So, when we listen to the news broadcasts and we realize that this is the very heart and soul of America, it is even more interesting to see the modern day royalty be offended by the protests. Even more interesting to see the paid mouthpieces of the establishment spin this into a coalition of punks rather than a sincere effort to end a very unfair practice.
I wonder how callous the powers be that they forget such outcries were the first words of this baby nation, and how that ended. I can't believe an armed revolution is in the works, but it surely would be interesting to see what happens when the power structure continues to refuse to listen and address these folks concerns.
Maybe it's time for a real third party in this country. What do you think?