#OccupyWallStreet <<<<<Have you seen this hashtag before? Word? Well you should.
#OccupyWallStreet was originally called for by the Canadian activist group Adbusters after the late-2000s recession that left many countries on the edge of bankruptcy, with weakened economies and unemployment at very high levels. They proposed a peaceful occupation of Wall Street in protest against the current U.S. political leadership and the failure to prevent or make effective changes regarding the global financial crisis. (Cause in the end everybody really just wants a little bread) The unique thing about this Occupation is there is no set leader. It is a leader-less protest. All the people show up because they are “tired of the rent being too damn high,” corporate greed, social and economic inequality.
Most critics of the #OccupyWallStreet calling it a joke because its just people lobbying for no set cause. However as Michael Moore has pointed out by getting this many diverse group of people to come out and protest is a visible sign that something is wrong. The problems that have been neglected by our elected officials has spilled down to the common man and we are pissed. This visible sign though isn’t enough on it’s own. The Arab Spring that occured earlier in the year was a by-product of years and years of people being sick and tired and not taking it anymore. For the #OccupyWallStreet to be a Revolution it needs to pinpoint exact problems and have some excellent solutions.
As we heard in the President’s “Job Speech” he can not do it alone. This is a system for the people, by the people. And the people are spreading the word.
If you down for the cause or want to find out more checkout the #occupynola Protest tomorrow.