MAMAs know how important it is to “really listen.” Well, lots of people around the world are speaking, but are they being heard? They’re saying they think that our priorities are out of whack- governments and financial institutions alike- is there power in that message? Have a listen and let us know your opinions, MAMA!
O-MAMA ON THE RADIO: “Get Your Priorities Straight”- Occupy Wall Street Goes Global
Posted By omama on October 17, 2011
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This is not just a problem with governments and financial institutions. I believe the problem arises when one group of people look at others (who are somehow different – politically, socio-economically, ethnically, etc) and figure "they" are not as good, as worthy as "we" are. It then becomes acceptable to take advantage of "them" for "our" benefit.
It reminds me of the time I accompanied a woman who was legally-blind and profoundly mentally retarded to a doctor's appointment. After checking in…and waiting, going back to an exam room…and waiting, the nurse checking vitals…and waiting, finally the doctor came in. He greeted the patient and touched her stomach one time. Then he said, "We'll see her again in 6 months." "Uh, why did we come here, then," I asked. He responded, "Oh, there's nothing we can do for her." "Uh, then WHY did we come here?" (So he could collect his fee from Medicaid, I imagine.)
Really, I had only peripherally followed the Occupy Wall Street news, but now I will dig deeper.
So disgusted with your radio rant. What part don't people get about the Occupy movement? I've not awakened from a "drunken stupor" (which I take offense to your remark), nor am I a dirty hippy. We're all utilizing our right to a peaceful protest but we've been painted as a "mob" and even worse names. People need to get educated instead of throwing verbal punches when they're clueless to the entire situation. I know you all have a computer so why not use it to do research. Not only is the media spewing this garbage but now here. I'm done with this place and I will relay that to my friends as well.
By the way, I listened to the radio show and I took it a completely different way…it seemed to me that they were in support of Occupy Wall Street?! WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. They basically said that we – the people – have all been in a drunken stupor and we woke up and said "what the hell happened to our country?!" Maybe bad analogy to drunk mom who lost her baby, but sorta like we all just suddenly woke up. Anyway, I do feel like the 99% has been "abused" – we do the right thing and give, give, give and the 1% does whatever they want and takes, takes, takes! My problem with Wall Street is NOT when people work hard and make a lot of money. My problem is when Wall Street takes advantage and twists rules, tangles themselves into every facet of our economy and gambles big with OUR money. They win, they stuff their pockets. They lose, they stuff their pockets and we get stuck with the bill. It makes no sense! Trickle down? Yeah, that doesn't work. Where's the trickle to the students who can't pay their college loans or people who need mortgage relief because the "job creators" haven't created any jobs and they are just sitting on $3 trillion? It's disgusting.
@Kari_Hope – Old gals like me NEED you to stay here and share your opinions. We MAMAs need to understand the issues and the only way we REALLY know what is going on is by talking to each other. It would be great if you could share info and spread the word. Don't shut down.
We'd love to have you on the radio show to discuss your perspective and share you opinion about the Occupy Wall Street Protests because it seems like you've got a lot to say and we want to hear it! That's what this forum is all about, right? We're just two gals with our own opinions- we've been reading and writing about this for weeks now- and we'd love to hear more about your perspective. Don't be done…sounds like you're just getting started!
oh…here's how to contact me to get on the show email@example.com
looking forward to "booking" you!
Occupy Wall Street was born of smart objections to corporate greed and middle class woes. Other groups are watering down the original message by jumping on the "band wagon" with their own complaints. But the basic tenets of the movement are sound to me. Quoting former Wall Street broker-now-blogger, Henry Blodget:
"The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation's history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high.
In other words, in the never-ending tug-of-war between "labor" and "capital," there has rarely—if ever—been a time when "capital" was so clearly winning." I just read another compelling quote: "One day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich."
BTW, I'm rich and I support this movement. What's happening in America is wrong and the rich are becoming embarrassingly selfish and wrongheaded.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1#ixzz1b8xXQx5M
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1#ixzz1b8xABD48
Love it – I feel the same way. Greed is NOT good, it's destroying our country. Hard work and doing the right thing has been lost in the world of short cuts and a quick buck. We need to start investing in our country again and that means EVERYONE needs to do their fair share.