When the belly is full the eyelids close. When the belly starts to empty the eyes open.
It is surprising it has taken so long for these protests to take place, but our masters have a way of creating a buffer between the haves and have-nots to keep the Natives from becoming restless. When the positive effects of WWII wore off banks and investment bankers were deregulated to keep the masses content with easy credit. This was part of the free markets strategy of increasing profits.
Using unrestricted Credit Cards and mortgage loans the masses were kept happy with fancy cars, large houses with elaborate counter tops and any thing they wished to purchase with the swipe of a card. When the credit became due the flamboyant style of life was reversed.
It is pleasing to witness the protesters come to life all over the country, but it must continue and grow to obtain any changes in the power of corporate greed as any modification of our economic system will take time and sacrifices by the protesters.
When my parents were involved in the unionization of two large plants they endured 18 months of violent picketing to drive away hired strike breakers. This sacrifice allowed them to enter the middle class.
The signs carried by the protesters could have been designed by Ralph Nader who has been espousing these opinions for many years to a deaf public. I also have written a number of newspaper articles warning of these inequalities and received little support for my premonitions. It was called class warfare which I support.
These protests have been taking place since our countries inception. Before the Revolutionary War the natives became restless. The Slave, Indians and Indentured Servants bonded and intermarried and had mild revolts. The Masters formed Militias to protect themselves. During the war North Carolina didn’t participate in the war as the fear of their servants was so great they needed their militia to protect their sovereignty. This was one of the major reasons for the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights for regulated militias to bear arms.
The protesters should be admired for their vigilantes and must not falter as their only success will be influencing the members of congress who should control investment bankers and the behavior of Corporate America. Workers have more power than they think.
Japanese Proverb: A Good Horse Only Needs The Shadow of the Whip.