Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Happy Birthday "Occupy"
Robert Johnson asserts that the system of money and politics in Washington is broken, and then they launch into a discussion about education being the real problem. I am not saying there aren't problems in the education system in the U.S., but I think there is a state of denial which prevents them from seeing that the real issue is the hijacking of the political process by well-financed lobbyists. While high unemployment may swell the ranks of the Occupy Movement, I sense it is the polarization of the rich looking out for the rich and the poor left to fend for themselves which is at the heart of the protest. Being out of a job is one thing; losing faith in the ability of the system to bring a return to prosperity (except for the rich) is an entirely different (and more volatile) situation.