Friday, October 07, 2011

SOMETHING'S HAPPENING


Right Here All Over  (Occupy Wall St.) from Alex Mallis on Vimeo.

[Update -- 11 October 2011: Check out Tom Friedman's NY Times Column coincidently with a title similar to this post. Paul Gilding's theme is that we are witnessing The Great Disruption.]

And, now, the environmentalists are joining.
“For too long, Wall Street has been occupying the offices of our government, and the cloakrooms of our legislatures,” wrote Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, in an email to supporters before the march. “They’ve been a constant presence, rewarded not with pepper spray in the face but with yet more loopholes and tax breaks and subsidies and contracts. You could even say Wall Street’s been occupying our atmosphere, since any attempt to do anything about climate change always run afoul of the biggest corporations on the planet. So it’s a damned good thing the tables have turned.”

In Brazil there is a growing following of Occupy Wall St. Anti-corruption is the universal theme. From watching the US, folks are learning that when corruption is made legitimate with laws and bailouts, it is still corrupt. No one want's their future stolen -- economically, socially or environmentally -- legally or not.

3 comments:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Much respect to all of you. I only hope that more and more join and bring a much deserved change in America. It is time that we change the status quo and fight for equality and a country that belongs to the people not the rich or those with the most influence. I think its time to wake up from the "american dream" and make it a reality.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Much respect to all of you. I only hope that more and more join and bring a much deserved change in America. It is time that we change the status quo and fight for equality and a country that belongs to the people not the rich or those with the most influence. I think its time to wake up from the "american dream" and make it a reality.

Tyler said...

lets make a change.