Protests have spread out of the US and to other countries. We do have got protests in Germany.
If you are not US-Citizen, do you know whether there are any protests in your country?
I agree with Marisha that I am not sure what it will accomplish other than to alert the elite that we can no longer be played by their false left/right dichotomy paradigm. I think those protesting are frustrated that no matter what they seem to do or whom they vote for... the status quo remains.
I disagree with the premise that a bigger state can rein in the corporate fascists... for the very reason that we live under corporatism... the collusion between the state and corporations. Some protesters seem to be of the mind that this is the solution to the problem... so I disagree with those protesters on this issue. I think that we have to first bring an end to central banks. The unique privilege to control capital has led to the predicament we are in. This is the foundation between private/public partnership. Until we shutter the Federal Reserve and all other private central banks... addressing corporatism is a lot of hand waving. Bringing an end to private central banks... seizing their assets and instituting state run representative currencies with the assets should be the first order of business.
I don't mean to second guess the protests though. I think that this is the opening salvo for something much bigger to come. Those protesting are well intentioned. The old saying rings true... the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It isn't enough to be well intentioned... we must also be well informed... and although I don't think we're there just yet... this appears to be the birth pangs of a new enlightenment for the proletariat.
I don't know that marching is going to change the world but I think the reason we have the problems we are facing is as a result of becoming complacent in our own little worlds and leaving the foxes in the chicken coupe? If it does nothing more it hopefully will wake up those still sleeping that all is well and what isn't is solely the responsibility of government to fix. We don't have to really be involved with the goings on...just vote someone in to do the job for us.We'll just listen to the news and do our arm chair finger pointing. It's not a secret Wall Street calls the shots in the world not our government and it's time people let them know just exactly how many of us know that and are unhappy with their ownership of our government.
Hard to say whether it's a realistic or a pessimistic view. I'd still hope that humans will forever try to fight for things to be right and just, even if they keep getting beaten down and down again. Don't forget that a revolution in 1989 was responsible for the Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany, coming down. Also, revolutions in both Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia resulted in the downfall of the Communist government. I think the feeling of hope is important to most people, and that there is nothing wrong, and everything right, about taking a more optimistic (even passionate) stance on trying to change what's wrong with the world.
I agree miscegenymiser it's a start of the majority of "we the people" finally realizing we can no longer just leave it in the hands of government without gettting involved. Being informed is awareness that journalism too, as it is broadcasted today, has also been bought up by Wall Street in many aspects of broadcasting. Awareness and reading between the lines, diversify your news broadcasting and somewhere between the lines, the truth takes form and shape.
I don't know of the occupy Wallstreet movement is sustainable. The Tea Party movement is funded by the Koch brothers, fueled by paranoia and xenophobia and promoted constantly by Fox "News."
Perhaps if George Soros or Warren Buffet spent $billions support OWM and
MSNBC started hosting and promoting the rallies they would compete.
I think they are protesting for a noble cause, but I feel like its a total waste of time. Capitalism is going nowhere. Top dogs get everything, and they are not going to share. No matter how upset the rest of us get. Greed is in our nature....Its in the nature of most animals.
It's folks who protest against banksters, because they're sick of the lasting crisis and they think that removing some greed and adding some decency and morality in financial business might help fixing that crisis.
i think i understand but it has to be said the glasgow protesters are the most pathetic group of protesters known to mankind :P
Freefromself posted an excellent video on FA explaining what it's all about:
Theres flyers up in schools in western canada. Ive never really looked into it in detail though.
Maybe, but I feel like its more about being realistic than "accepting the current predicament".
Sadly. the majority of people share your view in accepting the current predicament.
They are an annoyance. They fill my tv news with their patheticness.
i have never heard of tht lol