Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Revolution Starts Within

The rage continues and the anger grows.   

With each day that passes it becomes increasingly clear that the movement that started on Wall Street a few weeks ago (OCCUPY WALL STREET) as well as the one continued by WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT is gaining traction across a wider, diverse audience of people who are pissed off about corporate greed, inefficient policies and the politicians who created them, and the direction this country is heading.  The movement is about accountability.  And in spite of Mayor Bloomberg’s sadly erroneous (and seriously misguided) claim that the protestors are targeting bankers who are “struggling to make ends meet”, the real targets of this movement remain the banks and financial institutions who continue to run roughshod over the 99%.  Appropriate that this week Bank of America – the same financial institution that paid zero taxes over the past three years, earned $3 billion in profits, and announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs to increase profitability – announced plans to impose fees on debit card use.  Bloomberg, like Trump, exemplifies what is wrong with the elite 1%.  We need to kill that myth that banks are in business to lend money and create jobs.  That is a fairy tale.  Banks are in business to make profits.  Nothing simpler than that.

Occupy Wall Street and We Are The 99 Percent are everything the Tea Party pretends to be.


  1. If you are clinging to a job where your work load has doubled and your pay has not, you are part of the problem. There is no reason for corporations to ever put more people on the payroll now that they see that you will do 2 jobs for the price of one. It is the new standard to keep people hopping and in fear of losing their jobs. I know, I know, family to feed, payments to make... I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...but a work force that values every new offering marketed to them more than their own freedom is a volunteer slave. Pay for what you need, own your life and tell the "Job Provider" to fuck off when the deal isn't fair.

    This is not a pro-union rant either. I'm only saying, if the game isn't fair stop playing.

  2. Well said and very true-

    Reminds me of Fight Club:
    "I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

    It's why I got off the corporate merry-go-round.

  3. Chuck nailed it there. Great quote!