Before I go on this rant against occupy wall street i’d like to note that I believe that the protestors are correct in the spirit of the protest, that there needs to be a change in wall street, I just don’t agree with how they are going about it.
draw attention to a problem you see [x]
show that you are committed to the protest [x]
have a united goal and solve anything [ ]
For the past couple of weeks there has been a movement to occupy wall street in an effort to change the way wall street works. All over the country there has been ows protest groups popping up to show that the american people are united on this front and are serious about making an effort to reform the economy so that the effort of a few can’t impact the whole economy.
Their biggest problem, like anyone who has the credentials to come up with a solution has found out, is that they don’t have an answer. Without a uniform end goal the protest looks like a bunch of uneducated people who are just complaining and are looking for a handout. Yes the investment bankers on wall street gambled away our economy. Yes the organizations that were supposed to correctly assess the risks failed to do so. Yes there is a very small percentage of people who are making an extraordinary amount of money. But no, sitting on wall street won’t solve the problem. I’m going to take a guess and say that the organizations on wall street don’t really care about the normal person, if they did they wouldn’t make a market selling derivatives. They care about their bottom line. If the protestors made wall street less profitable than they would start to notice.
As a student who knows a little about what goes on in the business world I can’t help but laugh at what some of the protestors are saying. I am sure that those working on wall street are doing the same thing.