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Am I the only one who just doesn’t get it with this Occupy movement? I can’t see what protesters hope to accomplish. The press and TV coverage show a jillion people living in tents, defecating and urinating on public property. They lay or stand around the encampments lamenting what? A large percentage of the protesters are simply street people looking for handouts, and I suppose a percentage are those that are out of work with nothing else to do.

When the movement first started it had no definitive goals, just a gaggle of folks wanting to protest something or anything. What has become of us today? So many are dissatisfied with the economy, racial inequality, morals among politicians, morals among youths, poverty, starvation, and a thousand other injustices, and yet rather than try to do something about those things they gather to say we are the 99% who should be getting more money. I don’t get it! I didn’t like it when I was a kid and my neighbor had a brand new red wagon, but I didn’t occupy his front yard and complain. I searched until I got a job throwing newspapers in the early morning hours. I earned my wagon without a complaint.

This 99% who are complaining that one percent make too much money are far better off than the starving children in Somalia. Complain, as they will, if given the opportunity to be among the one percent they would each one jump at the chance. Who wouldn’t?

If they want to complain, how about spending some of that energy objecting about the elderly who are being gouged by pharmaceutical companies who sometimes charge a thousand dollars or more for a single prescription. Why not question how those companies can morally put off developing medicines because they are deemed not profitable enough? Why don’t they protest about immigrants who receive free medical attention, school lunches and other spiffs when this countries senior’s get little or nothing free, and have to pay exorbitant prices for drugs while in the unpopular “Doughnut Hole?”

Oh I know we make weak protests on occasion to our congressman who sits on his or her thumb doing nothing. Yes I know our president has made unpopular moves to help, but the two parties really don’t agree on how to carry out a plan. Actually they don’t agree on nearly everything. How about a protest on joblessness? Forty two percent of the unemployed have been out of work for over twenty-seven weeks, nearly seven months. In October two and a half million persons were what is termed, “marginally attached to the labor force”. That means they had not searched for work in the four weeks preceding that survey. Simplified that means they have just given up looking for work because there is none. When wives complain about the ever-increasing prices at the grocery store, where is an occupying group?

Maybe we should have an occupy thing for all the above. We may not have a singular goal, but what the hell neither does the present occupy thing.


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The U.S. is the only country where the pursuit of happiness is written into our constitution, yet we have the most people pissing and moaning about "not getting theirs'".

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