The Occupy Wall Street protests are spreading. Even developing countries such as the Philippines are joining in. I first heard of the Philippine segment of the Occupy Movement a couple months ago (Philippines joins global ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests). And just now on the news, I heard about the Mendiola Camp Out. Though they are being met with some resistance at the moment, I hope they remain steadfast and resolute with their beliefs. Their initiative has inspired me to act as well; hence, I am helping to spread the word.
It is heartening to know that awareness is spreading for this critically important matter that has really been around for years—under different names but consisting of similar philosophical thought—yet unable to garner as strong a backing and hence have slipped under the radar or were even dismissed as conspiracy theories. Due to its significance and magnitude of consequence, I believe my time (and yours) is warranted to further spread the word and further educate ourselves about the matter.
"The participants of the event, who have called themselves the '99 percenters', are mainly protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government, among other concerns. They make a common statement about government corruption and the excessive influence of big business and the wealthiest 1% on laws and policies."
"Occupy Wall Street is a 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."
"Does anyone really not know what the basic message is of this protest: that Wall Street is oozing corruption and criminality and its unrestrained political power—in the form of crony capitalism and ownership of political institutions—is destroying financial security for everyone else?"
|Water cannon fired on marchers of |
the Mendiola Occupy Camp Out
In other words, these wealthy fat slobs are hogging all the pie, while the rest of us (the oppressed 99%) are left with crumbs.
You can learn more about the Occupy Movement and other related topics from the links below:
Criticism of Capitalism
Plutocracy and Corporacracy
The New World Order
Republicans and the Tea Party Movement
And here are some relevant Occupy Philippines social networking pages:
SAWANG SAWA NA
Stay strong guys; and remember, there's power in numbers.