im not saying there shouldnt be some sort of change. I am saying that defecating on police vehicles, shutting down public parks, and encouraging people to go delinquent on their obligations is wrong.
I don’t think you’ll find anybody seriously disputing that. The problem as I see it is on a lot of levels, and not just the consumers living beyond their means but a system which encourages it.
We have an incredibly massive industry which thrives on selling people debt....mountains and mountains of debt. E-Z credit, title loans, “You Are Pre-Approved For The Hypermatter/Antimatter Visa Ultra Classic Super Platinum” (Or variations thereof which tries to make the rube feel like one of The Elite while being sold on going into ever more debt.)
Even worse is a bizaar system which rewards failure, mismanagement and incompatance. In this regard, I’m speaking of…just as an example…CEO’s who take on companys which are “Too Big To Fail”,
- mismanages them to the point where they do fail,
- cause the whole world economy to tank when they go under, and then
- collect multi-million dollar seperations packages and pensions when they get fired.
There is something seriously jacked up about that, and the Occupy Wallstreet people are trying to call attention to the fact. We don’t have to take the fringe types seriously, but the core part of the message is something we would do very well to listen to.