As long as they are non-violent, I am in total support. I am an actual, lived-in-a-commune hippie from the 70s, and I know that protest is one of the best ways to change things. It is about time that the government paid attention to what is happening to the poor, the disabled, the disadvantaged and the working poor in this country.
I know that the majority of people in this forum are too young to know much about what this country was like before the civil rights movement, before the anti-war protests over Vietnam but I assure you all, protests changed this country in many valuable ways.
What do the other 99% want? How about a living wage for the working poor. How about a decent monthly amount going to disabled people? How about homes for the homeless? Decent care for vets... jobs for the unemployed... better schools and education... dental care and eyeglasses for poor people... decent health care...
It is hard to be poor in this country. I know... I am on SSI and am expected to live on $675 a month. Really? Could you do it? I haven't had a raise in my disability in 2 years, but my bills keep going up. My son has been unemployed for months now... I have been friends with a vet who was living on the streets and had lung cancer. He lost his house when he contracted cancer and lost his job. He died on the street... and he was the sweetest, most caring man I ever met. How is this right?
We need these protests.