"These stories only reinforce the message of the occupations. For if you’re working nearly all of your waking hours, we think you deserve healthcare. We want you to be free of crippling debt. In fact, we want these things for those who work 40 hours per week. We believe a just society should allow you to spend time with your children.
In large part, the difference between the two blogs is not the description of our economic plight. It’s whether individuals have recognized their personal struggles as part of something larger.
Those who have joined the #Occupy movement are not whining. They are drawing strength from shared experience. They are laying bare the failure of a system. And they are doing something to change it.
Their signature is not merely a denunciation of economic inequality. It is an assertion of a solution: true democracy and collective action. It is a statement of power. We are the 99 per cent."
Mark Engler is a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008). He can be reached via the website: DemocracyUprising.com.
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"Let government force others to pay my bills" is a piss poor rant. No wonder the alleged 99% doesn't even come close to 1%.
Whine whine whine. Who could take pride in getting behind such a bunch of parasites???
The Rich Satanic 1% joyfully, Satanically, Sadistically, and Ritually using US Ports to Bring in Goods made in Post 9-11 NAFTA Slave Sweatshops aka Goods made from Post 9-11 High Paying Jobs Overseas, while they joyfully, Satanically, Sadistically, and Ritually Occupy American Homes via their Post 9-11 Mortgage Fraud Foreclosures Markets, and get Bailed Out with Embezzled Infastructure Funds by US Satanic Law Fakirs in Congress and Senate, and get Tax Breaks for Shipping High Paying Jobs Overseas from US Satanic Law Fakirs in Congress and Senate, fully Protected and Served by The Global Satanic Government's (The CIA) Satanic Militants with Badges and Guns aka The CIA's Murderously Bloody Street Gang known as COP (Criminals On Patrol), who joyfully, Satanically, Sadistically, and Ritually Attack, Beat, Pepper Spray, Mace, and Raid anyone who tries to Protest against the Crimes committed by The Rich Global Satanic 1%.