Do you think the people at Occupy Wall Street are making a difference?

wetone123 wetone123
I was watching some video coverage of Occupy Wall Street and wondered how much impact these people will make by protesting. What do you think? Below are a couple of videos on the subject I thought were interesting.

Occupy Wall Street: Day 12

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BBC speechless as Wall Street trader tells truth

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Do you think this is a conservative or liberal cause?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
yes
~LaUr3n~
1
no
Peggi , Elnoa , Miss Morphine , Pixel , Ciao. , married with children , LadyDarknezz , Stagger13 , hyacinthgirl , Lurr , dhig , Mew , padmeamidala , PassionateLover2 , switzerland , Nothere
16
I couldn't care less
MaryExy , pinkcupcakes , T&A1987
3
I have eyes and ears
stars
1
I am part of the 99%
TumorCrunch , Nothere
2
I am part of the 1%
Total votes: 23 (22 voters)
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10/01/2011
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Elnoa Elnoa
I commend their efforts, but I doubt it will have any effect. I have friends who are participating and I support them. :3
10/02/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Despite their honest intentions, many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are being suckered into a trap and calling for the very “solutions” that are part of the financial elite’s agenda to torpedo the American middle class – higher taxes and more big government.

These protesters just don’t get it. They are calling for the government to use force to impose their ideas, all in the name of bringing down corporations who they don’t realize have completely bought off government regulators. Corporations and government enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship – getting one to regulate the other is asinine and only hurts smaller businesses who are legitimately trying to compete in a free market economy that barely exists.

The zeal for totalitarian government amongst some of the “protesters” is shocking. One sign being carried around read, “A government is an entity which holds the monopolistic right to initiate force,” which seems a little ironic when protesters complain about being physically assaulted by police in the same breath.

One woman interviewed also announces her intention to help Obama to capture a second term. How can a self-proclaimed Occupy Wall Street protester simultaneously support the man whose 2008 campaign was bankrolled by Wall Street, whose 2012 campaign is reliant on Wall Street to an even greater extent, and whose cabinet was filled with Wall Street operatives?

Something is very wrong with this picture.

The usual suspects, mega-rich foundations and elitists, behind the young radicals have also started to emerge – George Soros, The Ruckus Society, the Tides Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The belated crusade against Wall Street is even more pathetic as it is coordinated by groups who wouldn’t exist without men like Soros, who made their money from deals that make Wall Street look sparkling clean. It’s class warfare as a cynical jab at the populist center, the people who mutter to themselves that Wall Street is full of crooks and so is Congress.

The thousands of Americans currently expressing their disgust at Wall Street and the bankers who have ruined the economy to the detriment of the poor and middle class should be commended for getting off their hind ends and doing something, unlike the millions who will continue to watch American Idol, drink beer and laugh in ignorance as the country is flushed down the toilet. It should also be added that there is a sprinkling of “End the Fed” demonstrators who truly understand the root cause of the problem.

However, the fact that the majority of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are advocating “solutions” which the very elite they claim to be protesting against also want should set alarm bells ringing.
10/02/2011
married with children married with children
I hope that people wake up and see who is really running the protest's on wall street.

Can you believe they want the government to force the will of the protesters on business. I have heard interviews of people who are in this big time. They want the rich to give their money back or be sent to education camps, and if they cant be re-educated then they need to be gotten rid of. This is the same message they tried to push back in the early 70's (could be a little wrong on my date). Way too many sheep in this country, not enough people thinking on their own.
10/05/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I hope that people wake up and see who is really running the protest's on wall street.

Can you believe they want the government to force the will of the protesters on business. I have heard interviews of people who are in this big time. ... More
So true! I think most of these sheeple, in their own minds, really think they are helping. Sad that...
10/05/2011
dhig dhig
i don't think it made too much of a difference, no
12/11/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
Despite their honest intentions, many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are being suckered into a trap and calling for the very “solutions” that are part of the financial elite’s agenda to torpedo the American middle class – higher taxes and more ... More
I am very impressed with your coverage on this matter. The free speech demonstrations of the Tea Party people vs. the Occupy Wall Street is a real contrast as to who really is concerns for our country. There are too many people worried about 'what's in it for me' vs. 'what's in the best interest of our entire country.' Didn't JFK say a long time ago, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." [Jan. 20, 1961]
12/11/2011
switzerland switzerland
it's been going on for awhile now.. and i haven't seen any change. mind you, i don't really keep up with it. i dislike how the police in some places are dealing with the protesters though, for sure. i support the 1% and i hope it makes a difference, but i'm not sure that it will...
12/11/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Of course they are making a difference by raising awareness. You posted this didn't ya
12/11/2011
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