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Occupy Wall Street, is a slow growing protest and movement around the globe. No one person or one group is leading the protest and no single issue is the motivating factor. The overall theme seems to be the discontent with the status quo and aguish and abuse of government and business upon its citizen. Corporate Greed, Personal Greed and Unfair Business Practices seem to hold the overall agreement of the participants. This is a grass roots movement with no spokesperson and no figurehead.

Many people agree that the sparks were ignited by the abuse of the banks and financial institution on its customers, consumers and citizens. The movement has spread slowly all across America, reaching from New York to San Francisco and growing overseas in London, Rome and Madrid.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street

During times of economic crisis, people need to be able to vent their anger and government and business have always been the fall guys. In the 1970’s we had Vietnam, in the 1980s we had the Equal Rights and Women’s Rights. This time it is different, these protests are non violent, without a cause or a defined theme.

This is a movement that has active participant, including those living in tents and sitting in protest but there is a huge silent majority, those who support the protests but are quiet and non active and those who support the protest but do not know exactly what to do or how to get involved.

Slowly the protests will begin to gel and develop a group of leaders and an overall theme.

Recently, CNN tried to interview a lot of participants in New York’s Wall Street protest. Most refused to be shown on television as they are part of main stream society and do not want to have problems at work or at home, others refused to speak as they said the media would misrepresent them and others said they were there and supported the movement, even though they could not explain exactly what they supported and why.

Most everyone is in agreement that they are unhappy with Corporate America, They are disappointed with their lack of scruples and honesty and their overall views of their customers and employees.

They are in agreement that our government is not effective and there is a big disconnect between Washington and the people on the street.

The website for Occupy Wall Street defines the movement as follows:

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

I will leave it to the reader to decide if they consider themselves a support or silent participant in the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

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