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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time to Get a F*$%#'n Clue

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

So, you piss all over the Occupy Movement, pointing to mainstream news stories that depicts all of the protesters as entitled, spoiled young brats who were too irresponsible for their own good, are now saddled with $40,000+++ debt for an education and are generally just entitled douches as evidence.

1 - You do realize that mainstream media is owned by the very people who continue to profit immensely by the status quo and are threatened by any change this movement may bring about to it, right?

2 - You also realize that the movement isn't "muddled" nor about the entitlement that you all so love to rail against, right?

Here's a taste of what the Occupy movement is about: a) The outrageous influence corporations have over our elected officials, at the expense of the average person (corporate interests above those of the avg citizen);

b) In Canada, the federal business tax rates have steadily declined from 21% before 2008 to 15% effective Jan 2012 (really? Is this such a wise decision given what's been going on in the world since the global financial meltdown of 2008???)

c) Electoral reform. I'd like to actually have a chance at having a say in how our country is run for a change, or at least a semblance of a say;

d) Lobbyists. They are an unnecessary evil with way too much power;

d) What about the fucking environment, government?????? The writing's been on the wall for more than 20 yrs now, yet we're actually moving in the opposite direction. Is our government even listening to science? To its own people? Do they even care?;

e) Justice for those left destitute worldwide by predatory lending practices in the US, the exorbitant greed of those in the world financial markets, the toothless regulations of the markets and lack of enforcement of said regulations. MILLIONS suffered - and continue to suffer - while a very small percentage became extremely wealthy on the backs of this suffering. They actually even bet (yes, that's right - gambled) on the downfall of the same individuals whom they ripped off, knowing full well they stood to make a fortune at the expense of those they screwed. If that's not immoral I'm not sure what is.

And this is just a sampling. So, tell me, is there any mention of IPODs or IPhones, or UGGs or any other fucking brand you can think of??? Of student loans?? I didn't think so. —Not Even a Student, Nor a Protester (Yet) - Just Someone with Her Eyes Open

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