I'm going to go through what I find to be the most disturbing, and while it all is, these parts are the scariest.
"They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right."Who exactly? It seems to me that the only people "held hostage" are the people that entered willingly into loans. As a student myself, I have gone into zero debt. It's not impossible, it just takes planning and responsibility.
I agree wholeheartedly agree that education is a human right... to an extent. k-12, if you can't get the education you desire in the first 13 years of school, then it is upon yourself to further your education. k-12 needs reform, a voucher program will work. K-12 should be left to the states and counties, it has proven to work best.
"They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay."They (the occupiers) don't want to be paid as little as someone outside the USA, so they unionize. That's all fine and dandy, but when the lowest bidder is outside the USA, guess who is out of a job, the American. There is a way to change this, through personal responsibility. How many of them go out and buy American only? I'd bet almost none. Why? because its expensive. All you have to do is go into walmart or target and find a product. think about how much time went into harvesting the resources, refining them, then combining them to make the product. It doesn't take long to realize, Someone is getting paid very little for their work. These occupiers are mad about outsourcing but they support it daily in the name of greed. They want more for their money, they don't care who they're paying and how little, they want more. But heaven forbid that they make that little of an income! They deserve more, they're Americans! (sarcasm)
"...but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments."
Ok, the first line just makes me laugh. They don't seek consent? How in the world do they come to that conclusion? Did someone force them to work for said corporation? Did someone force them to buy from said corporation? And how exactly is anyone supposed to ask the earth for consent to extract its resources???!?? Does a lion ask for consent to eat the lamb? does a goat seek consent to eat the grass? I mean come on, this is just flat out stupid and false.
First, we are NOT a democracy. Thank the good lord we aren't, this is what democracy looks like. We are a republic, we believe in law above democracy. We use the democratic process to determine our laws. We appoint people to represent us in this process. This is where the occupiers are mad, they don't like democracy because it means they don't always win, and they actually have to put effort in for it to work.
"No true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power."
How exactly is the process determined by economic power? When you go to the ballot box and cast your vote, does your vote only fractionally count if you have less money than someone else? Nope, each vote is equal (unless you're a liberal/dem, then you get acorn to count votes fraudulently or vote via dead/underage people). What they may be getting at here is lobbyists, and while I don't necessarily like lobbyists, it's not their fault if your congressman/senator agrees with them. If your congressman/senator votes for a bill that was lobbied for and you disagree with it, you need to hold their feet to the fire. Point out their bad behavior, and if they have done wrong they will pay dearly. (The libtards will complain that they can't change things, but the tea party sure did. Your cause has to make sense to people, otherwise you lose, that's how it works.)
I am all for getting rid of the corruption between the market and the government, but there is a process already laid out and it is fool proof. Stay informed on your local politicians and show up one day a year and vote. If there are no good candidates running, then run.
"We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments."Well first off, no, the corporations didn't elect Obama, you (the occupiers) did. And you've stated many times that you'll do it again. You do not hold your government accountable, so they do not hold their donors accountable.
As much as they don't want to believe it, the world runs on GREED! (great video of a liberal, Donahue, getting owned.) There are no angels to run this show, only people, who are subject to corruption and greed. That is why the founding fathers of our country wanted the federal government to be small, to have minimal power, and local/state governments to be what the people of that state wanted. GO BACK TO THE CONSTITUTION! LESS FEDERAL REGULATION!
"They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage."They are talking about derivatives, its extremely complex and even the most affluent investor barely grasps it. I am against derivatives, and would never do business with a bank that participated in such risky terrible behavior. But these people chose to do business with banks that participated, and are thus liable for the payments on their house regardless of the practices of the banks. Even if the bank doesn't technically own the mortgage because they've sold the debt through derivatives, the bank is still responsible for the collection of the debt. Foreclosure is not illegal, you agree to pay your bill or give the bank the collateral you promised to them. This is not open for discussion, you broke your contract, you suffer the consequences of that action.
"They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses."While morally, the banks should not have accepted the money; even more morally, the government should not have been offering the banks our tax dollars to pay for their insolvency. They are protesting symptoms. Had the gov not offered, the banks would not have been able to accept. But their buddy the barackstar can do no wrong.
"They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization."This is just laughable. It's just like the outsourcing. Hooray for capitalism here, if you want organic non-"poisned" food, you can buy it just about anywhere. But again it does cost more... So for these idiots that's out of the question.
"They have sold our privacy as a commodity."You always agree to it. Always. If you're too stupid to read before you sign, that's not their problem, its yours.
"They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit."People hate to hear it, but lives have a price. It's a fact of life. for an exact address of this watch this video.
"They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce."I missed the memo where our economic policy was determined by people outside of the government. I think we should abolish the fed, since it's unconstitutional, but corporations don't run the fed. an appointee does.
"They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit."Abolish the FDA, significantly reduce the cost of medical research and lower the amount of years drugs must be patented to further medicine. Again, peoples lives are not infinitely valuable, I know it hurts, but it's true. Who determines how much profit a company should make? It should be the market, not the government.
"They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media."Boycott the MSM. Get your news from the internet, from multiple sources. The MSM is on its way out the door because of this. (and their treating your disgusting protest with kid gloves). The free market system works. (ironically when searching for the organizers of OWS, the only MSM outlet that came up was foxnews.com, the rest were online blogs, it's no wonder fox is destroying the other news outlets)
"They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts."Again they show their naivete. The world isn't run by angels. It's run by dictators and evil men/women. These people will kill you (americans) if you give them the opportunity. Take a trip to Iran in an American flag t-shirt, let us know how that goes.
"Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone."Feel free to peaceably assemble. You don't have a right to "occupy" anything public. You have a right to use it as laid out by the government (no camping, quiet hours, closing hours). "create a process", this is useless (except their real goal is to overthrow capitalism as stated by the planners of OWS), there is already a process. It's called being informed and voting out the corrupt.
The occupiers raise a few genuine issues, but ignore the cause. That's because they aren't worried about the corruption. They want to get rid of capitalism, the system of freedom, and replace it with communism, the system of oppression. It's all a power grab. Unions (funded by soros) have planned/paid for/executed the whole occupy movement.
Side note, lets compare the three different types of economy. Free market (capitalism), Communism, and Socialism. Lets see which benefits most.
I went with Russia over china because china began de-regulating their market back in 1992.