The Genisis of "Occupy Wall Street"

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For the record, I wanted to document the genisis of "Occupy Wall Street".  I don't know why so few journalists report how it started and who organized it.  But like the Tea Party, many showing up to protest have their own agendas and reasons for participating. 

It was started by Adbusters and is now taking on a life of it's own.

Wikipedia has a good summary of it's history

According to Adbusters, a primary protest organizer, the central demand of the protest is that President Obama "ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington".

Some group called ANONYMOUS had a couple of videos out that instigated some to show up on September 17th.

 

ANONYMOUS seems to be going after the Federal Reserve.  Here is a video they put out in March and one in June.

 

They have two main goals which I totally agree with:

1) End the System of Political Bribery
2) Break Up the “Too Big To Fail” Banks and the Federal Reserve

It should be interesting to see how these protests play out.  What groups will try to take them over or make them out to something they aren't in order to fit their agenda.

Hermain Cain is putting his spin on who he thinks the protesters are and what he thinks they are protesting but I really don't think he has a clue.  Many protesters really don't seem to know what they are doing and are there because they think it's a neat thing to do.

But I think many know something is wrong with our system but just can't identify what the probelm is so their anger is undirected and vague.  Many then get directed down the wrong path and protest against things that aren't the problem. 

I believe that the crux of many of the problems we face in the economy are due to the corrupt  cooperation between Washington and Wall Street. The Federal Reserve enables both and is at the bottom of it all.  It's all about the money and who controls the money.  Until that system is changed, not much will be different.

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Tim,

I heard a few interviews with participants, and gosh, do ot even want to say what I think about them.

Oct 10, 2011 07:03 PM #1
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Riccardo Palagi
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I'm with Jon...These people sure aren't doing their cause any good no matter how "noble" they think it is!

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Oct 10, 2011 07:27 PM #2
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Michelle Francis
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Tim, 

While I think there are some good messages, unfortunately, there are some coming off really bad.  

The message is certainly not unified.  However, our government, systems, etc are very broken.  The debt deal debacle with the President and Congress looked like a bad kindergarten sandbox fight.  Sad, sad, sad.  

I hope we can get a better group to take on real problems.

All the best, Michelle

Oct 10, 2011 08:21 PM #3
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Stacia Whatley
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They may not know where to start... But at least they are starting something. I give them credit for standing up for what they believe in. They are doing it in a way to hopefully get ALL of us thinking about how things are going in America. That's the whole point of protest. I am tired of everyone saying they are all homeless, workless, hippies who should go and get a job and get off the streets. There may be some who are homeless, but isn't that part of the point of the protest. They are tired of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. There are several people who are out there who are now homeless and who just a few years ago never thought they would be. If you are fortunate enough to have a job and a home and a great life, then good for you, but that doesn't mean you ignore people who are less fortunate. It's not only about getting off your ass and getting a job... There's more to everyone's story. Sorry to throw up on your post, but this issue has been bothering me the last couple of days. Had to say something. Great post! Something is wrong with America. Until we all come together and hear ALL people who live here, then nothing will get accomplished. 

Oct 10, 2011 10:11 PM #4
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Jon and Ricardo,  I agree that many of these protesters don't come off well when they are asked questions.  But for some, taking action is significant and hopefully this will get them started on the road to what has really been happening.  I guess some act first and then figure it all out.   Others analyse it all before they take any action.

Michelle,  It sure would help to have a unified message but it looks like they are trying to do some "crowd sourcing".  Get people together and then figure out the problem and solution.

Stacis, I agree with you.  They might not know exactly what's wrong and maybe are blaming the wrong thing, but at least they feel something is wrong and are making the effort to stand up and be noticed.  It's getting the conversation started. 

Oct 11, 2011 09:26 AM #5
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Tim Maitski
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Here's a good Reuter's story about the origin of Occupy Wall Street.  They try to make ties to some people who have funded the group.  People try to make connections with George Soros but those ties seem to be pretty minor in the whole scheme of it all.

 

Oct 13, 2011 11:05 AM #6
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Don't kid yourself Tim.  It is NEVER a bad idea to determine who the "man" behind the curtain is...no matter where you are in the political spectrum.

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Oct 16, 2011 06:23 PM #7
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