Continuing to have discussions with people who think the Occupy Movement is about transferring wealth from middle class taxpayers to the benefit of classic lazy welfare recipients, specifically the young and educated who allegedly are making all possible attempts to avoid obtaining a job. It’s hard to convince someone that their most dearly held myth is not applicable to this circumstance. It’s like rushing forward while looking in the rear view mirror.
Let’s be clear: the Occupy Movement is about the financial gaming done by and for the advantage of the top 1%. And if the momentum for wealth concentration isn’t reversed, then that top 1% could game it all.
Here’s an example of the clearest goals that I can support, from Barry Ritzholt:
- No more bailouts / Bring Back Real Capitalism,
- End Too Big To Fail / Restore Competition,
- Take Congress back from Wall Street.
See the link for details. You really want to label that “liberal socialism?”
If you didn’t understand these three issues to be on the table, then you haven’t been listening very well. Don’t fall for the hippie/bongo crap, unless you’re willfully a mushroom.