On Saturday morning I was laying around being lazy as usual. That was until I heard people outside screaming “Justice Now” and “We Resent the 1%”. So knowing that I had to write this blog I got off my couch and decided to follow them down to the post office on Market Street. When I approached the crowd what I was most fascinated by was that were an array people there. There were young and old. People in their 60s and Bucknell students. They were holding up signs like “Fed Up” and various other signs that dealt with corporate greed. There were people who spoke and others who sang. It was a peaceful rally that brought together people who had a common goal of bringing the Occupy movement to rural Pennsylvania.
I respected those who became involved and admire those people, especially students, who are that fervent about the topic to go out and protest as they did. However, I am beginning to realize that the Occupy protests have turned into something different for everyone involved. It began to tackle the greed that has overtaken Wall Street. Now it has spread to four continents. I do agree that there is corporate greed in every country and that there is a global crisis occurring, but the movement has turned into a fight against greed, jobs, unions, government etc. There’s just not one thing to protest anymore. I think because of this, I think the movement is becoming less and less relevant.
Looking at the protest in Lewisburg, I thought the same thing. What are they fighting for? Is it greed, employment, executive compensation etc? The movement has just become to vast to tell.