It is never good political, social or economic policy to allow any significant number of people in any society to come to the conclusion that they have nothing left to lose. When the mass of hopeless people gets large enough, they demand change and they get it, often through violent protest. They bring down the rich and the powerful and create a new order. It is too early to tell yet but that may be just what is happening. A protest that began on Wall Street by a few hundred fed up with losing out on jobs, education, housing and angry at the rich, income inequality and Wall Street has gained some momentum and is spreading across the country.
You’ve probably seen some of media reports. You may wonder what it is all about. This sign says it all.
Here are some links with more information about this growing movement and how you can join the protest.
The site “We Are The 99 Percent” is a good place to start to learn about the people engaged in these protests and what they want go to : http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
Go to the site “Occupy Together” to find out where protests are planned: http://www.occupytogether.org/
Occupy Wall Street is the site for the original movement: http://occupywallst.org/