Anarchist-ThreatFeatured By OwnerJun 9, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
The burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, and its slogan, “We are the 99%,” is drawing critical attention to the grossly unequal distribution of income and wealth in the U.S. Critiques include the injustice of the high incomes (and lack of incarceration) of Wall Street executives, given that their illegal actions caused the unemployment and homelessness of millions; the corrupting influence on the democratic process of the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few; and the basic indecency of the top 1 percent having much more than they could ever spend, while millions of Americans lack housing, health care, even food. Now, alot of you guys will say "The 1% are giving the poor their jobs, though, through an economical ''public bail-out'' if you will." That's untrue. People in more-equal societies live longer, a smaller proportion of children die in infancy, and self-rated health is better...for the people. Wellbeing of students, is equivalent as well as to that of the rich 1%. So, Im neither for or against it all, but I really think a balanced society would work. It's either Balanced, or None at all.
It's a pointless struggle to break the coexistance of the rich and poor. What OWS doesn't get is that without one, the other will not exist. If the job providing upperclass are over taxed, the poor can't get jobs to pay for their needs (and any wants, just as long as they are financally responsible). We all need eachother. Fighting about whom has the most money will not solve anything. The only thing we can do is just try to find a way to move foward. But OWS doesn't want to move foward, no. Not with rich people. We are moving backwards and everyone fighting with eachother are no more than catalysts.