What I feel is difficult to express and even harder to define, which makes me understand why the Occupy Wall Street protesters are clogging up financial centers globally. I am unlikely to go out and join them, but I share their distaste for politics and business as usual.
Well said, and this mirrors my feelings on the matter as well. I'm not sure if I support the "Occupy" movement and I'm doubtful that they'll actually accomplish any actual change, but I do understand why they are doing what they're doing: there's a lot of frustration and anger towards the current status quo.
Obviously the economy isn't doing well which is probably the main reason this is happening, but there are numerous other concerns these protestors have. Since this is a leaderless resistance, the group often seems kind of unfocused in terms of their goals... but then again, there are indeed plenty of hot-button issues and a good number of fed-up people out there. So again, it’s understandable.
I share your concerns over this viral protesting we are seeing across the globe. It is a real force that could do a lot of good as well as evil. I am a firm believer that every organization needs a "head" that is empowered to speak for the whole but these viral organizations must be a real challenge to deal reasonably with. It is a phenomenon that will not go away so we need to harness the good and disempower the evil.
What I feel is a deep sense of consternation about political leaderships in general (in my country and elsewhere), along with disappointment and perhaps even anger about the financial mess created by lenders, borrowers, and regulators over the last five years and a deepening sense of apprehension that we haven't plumbed the depth of the challenges the global economy faces.
I don't think I could have said that any better. I feel the exact way. Though I do have my doubts that these occupy movements will make any drastic changes. I guess if even one thing is changed due to these movements, then they have won a small battle.
I will become a staunch supporter if such a movement starts in my country. I firmly believe that all this stock market business is nothing but the a tool for manupulating the economy in the hands of rich and powerful people and the common small invester is always a looser. The stock markets worldwide are driven more by the rumours than the real facts, artficial fears than the real situations. Otherwise how could the share prices tumble on fears of Europian crisis on one day and next day again bounce back. I don't think the crisis of such nature is created and solved in a day's time.
People world wide have to become aware of how ther hard earned money is being stolen away by the background controllers of stock markets and such movement as Ocuupy wall street will serve this purpose
What's clear, though, is that the Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't like something -- or a lot of things -- about the current capitalist system.
@Bolaji, you are right that they dont like current capitalist system. These protestors claim they are demanding accountability for Wall Street crimes. They feel some of the greedy banks and corporates who don't pay taxes, cut jobs, engage in mortgage frauds tanked the US economy and still they pay themselves record setting bonuses.
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