Americans Waking Up From Slumber
On account of some personal issues I was out of touch with Technorati for a while. The first thing I checked on my return was how many articles have been published so far on the so-called Wall Street Protests. What caught my eyes was Dan Bimrose’s piece, and I thank him for writing this.
Despite writing for Technorati for nearly a year, let me admit that I could not find an effective way to find out what I was looking for—regardless, I would like to submit that I did not see more of what I expected to see. I write for Technorati for the sole reason that it is one mainstream medium that has the courage to publish uncensored opinions of its writers, and accordingly I believe that they are providing a great service to the nation.
After ignoring for nearly two weeks, a movement that has the potential to be a watershed in corporate America, even the main stream media is now reporting on this: Protests against Wall Street entered their 18th day Tuesday as demonstrators across the country show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed by marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine.
Demonstrations are expected to continue throughout the week as more groups hold organizational meetings and air their concerns on websites and through streaming video.
Call it American Spring, call it American Street, or call it Wall Street Protests, this is democracy at work in a country that still has the finest democratic traditions, Patriotic Acts notwithstanding. Democracy does not work in vacuum, if our government has become corporate controlled, it is because we let it. If 1% of Americans are controlling greater than half of America’s wealth it happens only with our connivance. If we increasingly feel helpless at the hand of the lobbyists in Washington, it is because we have grown lazy and look for easy ways to wealth ourselves.Continued on the next page