The 2008 financial disaster is not an isolated incident. It’s the natural expression of an long-expanding gap in opportunity and prosperity that threatens to demolish the democratic, capitalist, individualist nature of the US.
In short: the gap between the rich and the normal, let alone the rich and the poor, has gotten so big, and is so enshrined in the law and governance of the land, that there is no longer a land of equal opportunity. There are different worlds for different financial echelons.
The reason you’ve been interpreting this as ‘having no cohesive message’ is because this opportunity gap is so pervasive that it impacts everything from home ownership, to education, to the ability for billionaires to more or less buy an election.
Occupy isn’t about sitting in a park yelling at people in suits. It’s about a group of people (one I’m not a part of, to clarify), noticing that there’s a central issue that’s damaging EVERYTHING, and it’s that the separation between the rich and everyone else has grown to the point where society stomps on the poor to make sure the super rich don’t get downgraded to merely mega rich.
[One man’s interpretation. But seriously, the lack of good messaging strategy is what kills EVERY left-leaning movement. Nuance is for the people who are already listening, not for the people who you want to wake up and pay attention.]@8 months ago with 4 notes
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