Critics continue to bash Occupy Wall Street protesters. Dismissing the 99% as a group of haters of the rich–lazy trouble makers who are against capitalism. There are even documented cases of police brutality. But the more criticisms the group gets, the bigger the movement become.
Most of the harsh and sometimes baseless criticisms which the group gets come from the GOP, no surprise there. From the little known conservative blogger, to nationally acclaimed media houses–online, Broadcast, radio, and print, to those who seek political office, straight up to members of Congress.
Recently, for example, Republican nominee hopeful, Herman Cain, said he believes the protesters were planted and that they were “jealous’ Americans who “play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac. And to add insult to injury, House minority leader, Eric Cantor, called the group a mob.Watch the video http://youtu.be/_vNZeLKy-jg
How quickly we have forgot that it was greed on Wall Street that sent the US and the world economies tumbling over the edge of the cliff. Lack of meaningful regulations during the Bush years, gave Wall Street license to engage in all kinds of shady investment and illegal practices. The kind that would have landed an ordinary citizen in jail, perhaps for life. Yet, to date, not one Wall Street firm has been charged.
So, now is not the time to bash 99%. This is a group of people who genuinely love their country. But the group has real concerns like most Americans, especially in these tough economic times. They should be listened to, because many of them, perhaps all, do not have a job, and they have looked for a very long time. They see no light at the end of the tunnel. They have lost faith in a political system that bailed out the rich and dogged the rest of the population. They view our politicians as puppets of Wall Street. Hence, they take to the streets to remind unscrupulous politicians that power is in the hands of the people.