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OCCUPY WALL STREET.


 

Now this has been something that has been on my mind for quite some time now and I just wanted to share my thoughts about it. We have all seen it on the news, and many other formats of it are happening around the world.

The movement known as “Occupy Wall Street.”

Yes readers… It actually has its own Adbusters poster promoting the start date of the occupation.

Now we all have somewhat of an idea of how this all started.

“A series of demonstrations beginning September 17, 2011, in New York City’s Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. The Canadian activist group Adbusters initiated the protests which has since become a worldwide movement. The protests have focused on social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly that of the financial services sector—on government. The protesters’ slogan We are the 99% refers to the growing difference in wealth in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.”

The above mentioned is from Wikipedia dot org.

This movement and or protest, or whatever you want to call it, has been going on for two months now. but it has been interesting to watch the daily events that are played out in the local new media of New York City and of  course the rest of the world.

We sometimes see images such as this.

Or more graphic ones like the one below.

For the record I cannot comment on the above photo for I was not the person that had taken the picture, this was an image that I had gotten off my Twitter timeline/data stream. As well as the previous photo too. So I cannot post a back story on the events that had happen when these two photos were taken.

But getting back to my thoughts on this post and what has been on my mind about all this is the fact that with all the activity that is going on around lower Manhattan. What really interest me the most is that this has been going on now for two months, that’s twelve weeks of protest.

Only in America we the people have the freedom to protest what we don’t like. If it was some other place in the world, it could have been disrupted violently with guns, tear gas, and water cannons.

Think about it… This is freedom of speech at it’s best.

Yes…. Sometimes it does get a little violent, and maybe by using the word “little” is an understatement. (My apologies in advance.) But people are protesting on what they think is wrong. And there is nothing wrong with that I feel. We do have the right to do so.

Matter of fact you can go to your local city and or state authority and get the appropriate permits to hold such an event. But the fact that people are voicing their thoughts is such large numbers that you just can’t help yourself to see and find out the latest updates on Occupy Wall Street.

Once this is all done with, lower Manhattan will never be the same. And in the years to come the story of what has happen well be told to generations of people that were never around to witness this.

Are we the people “mankind” on the breaking point? I say “No, we are not.” For mankind has to be pushed to the cusp of an event horizon. The threshold of what could happen, the worse case situation, before change and progress can be made.

It’s in our nature to go close to the edge, but not over the edge.

Personally I could never do what the people of Occupy Wall Street are doing. And it does take a form of guts and a test of wills to do what they are doing. In many ways… The people that are there are the ones that are doing it for those that can’t be out there and share our same feelings. You may or can say that they are on the battle lines of fighting for what they believe is what’s right.

Who knows what the outcome will be? But I do have a feeling that this will not go away any time soon.

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