1/6/12 02:02 pm - Writer's Block: Occupied
The short answer is I have a job and don't have time. The long, more complex answer is: I'm not sure I agree with the movement. I mean, yes, I feel like there IS a problem in this country, where a lot of people are making a lot of money by exploitation and there are a LOT of people unemployed and struggling lately, and I support what I think the main idea of the protest is. But the whole thing is so...disorganized. I get it, there's a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds coming together to protest the situation they're in, which is similar, but they just don't have a good enough idea of what they're all fighting for.
There is a problem in this country. Our minimum wage is too low, companies are exploiting their workforce to make bigger and bigger profits, corporations are being allowed to send many of our jobs overseas*, our government is wasting money and bailing out corporations, there are too many kids graduating with college degrees and tons of debt who can't find jobs because EVERYONE has a degree now, etc. There's no easy solution, but a bunch of people being goofy/dumb and camping out on wall street aren't going to encourage people in charge to look for solutions.
Really, this protest would be a lot better if those protesting would kick out the idiots in costume who are just there to fuck around and the kids who went to college on daddy's money and now don't want to work, and came up with a concise list of issues they'd like to see tackled.
(( hi everybody. there isn't much going on in my life right now. :x sorry I haven't had much to say lately ))