I stayed out on the streets the very first night. It was freezing. I’ve been going pretty much every other day for the past 11 days. I want to recap what’s been going on from my perspective. But first:
Why I occupy Wall Street:
I have been wanting America to wake up and join the rest of the World in the Revolution ever since I learned about Tunisia, Egypt, Madrid, Iceland, Israel, Libya, Syria, Yemen, & Chile revolting in the streets (who am I missing?) The people have been rising up, attempting to take over their cities for a lot of different reasons. In India the people started starving themselves simply for “corruption.” I believe corruption is essentially what the World is revolting against. Some countries have it much worse than others. But We the People are ALL getting screwed.
I think of Somalia. There has been a famine happening for the past few months, hardly anyone is discussing this in the media. It got a little coverage. A person dies every six minutes do to the lack of food and water. MASS DEATH is happening and no one is talking about it. There has been a lot of famine in Africa, for a long time. WHY? WHY? The World has been donating to Africa for years! Ever since TV was able to bring us footage of the starvation in Africa, people started donating. There is technology that has been created to solve problems over there. The entire World has donated to disaster relief, but the leaders are SO CORRUPT, that the money never makes its way down to the people who need it most. It ends up in the hands of a small group of very powerful, corrupt, violent people.
In other impoverished countries children work for pennies a day, all day, in hazardous conditions. They are beaten, forced to work for pennies. All so they can produce things-things-things for developed Western countries to consume-consume-consume. These things are purposely produced to fall apart within a certain time span so we have to turn around and buy a new one, or a new model. These corporations save money by exploiting workers, especially children. They no longer want to hire American Union workers because it costs far too much money. So America now has record unemployment. They exploit the consumer by selling products for way more than it cost to make, build it with a set lifespan, and brainwash us with advertisement so we feel we need more-more-more.
There is much more to discuss, but primarily the concern is PEOPLE OVER PROFIT. END THE WARS. Bring the War dollars home. Spend it on education, innovation, infrastructure, environmental/sustainable advancements. I want to revoke the rights of corporations. If they commit a crime against Humanity, they must-must-must be held accountable. Not just some million dollar fine THAT NEVER MAKES ITS WAY DOWN TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT. Stop the exploitation of children workers over-seas and hire Americans to work, even if they are in a Union. Unions exist to protect the workers. Unions are a good thing.
We MUST put an end to lobbying. No more corporate influence on our politicians. PEOPLE OVER PROFITS. Just to give a clear example: The extraction, production and burning of fossil fuels causes birth defects, infertility, miscarriages, asthma and cancer. The Fossil fuel industry stifled the science, and TRUTH that they were poisoning our air, water and soil. Americans just believe Cancer is just “life.” It isn’t. 1 in 7 Americans get Cancer now. That is an all time high! Corporations have been posioing us for decades, the science is out, yet they are allowed to continue to posion us. WHY? Because the pharmaceutical corporations and health insurance companies make TRILLIONS off of sick people and control our government. Enough is enough. PEOPLE OVER PROFITS.
Again there is much to discuss. I wan’t to try to keep these posts short so people will actually read them. Stay tuned for more!
VIVE LE REVOLUTION!