Occupy Wall Street Protesters Clarify Goals...Sort Of - Page 2
For those demanding free education, I simply want to know how “occupying” Wall Street is going to help you when the college or university you attended set the price for your admission. In addition, if you were the ones that of sound mind and body signed on the dotted line for an exorbitant student loan, how exactly is that the problem of Wall Street, or the federal government, or the wealthy in general? Nobody put a gun to your head to force you to accept such a debt. Put on your big kid britches and accept a little personal responsibility.
For those that are looking for simple acknowledgement, you got it. Now go home to your families, or to your jobs. If you don’t have a job because you feel your college degree somehow entitles you to six figure salary that wasn’t waiting for you five minutes after graduation, swallow your damn pride, get a temporary job that might be (gasp) beneath your education, and hold on to it until something comes along that will make you happy.
For those that don’t know what your goal is, get your heads out of your respective asses.
For those that think corporate greed will end by redistributing the wealth of others, I have a question: What exactly have you done or contributed that makes you think you are somehow entitled to a piece of a pie that you never earned?
Now I’m not exactly wealthy by any stretch, and I won’t be able to retire anytime soon unless I happen win Powerball. My financial situation can always be vastly improved, but I also don’t blame others for it because I’m not beholden to big business, or Wall Street, or anyone but myself.
You won’t find me railing against the corporate machine while hanging out in Zuccotti Park and hypocritically tweeting about it and posting Facebook updates on my laptop made by Sony, HP, or Apple, which...gee whiz...are made by what essentially amounts to a corporate machine.
At the end of the day, I still accept whatever the consequences of my actions might be, so my last piece of advice is simply this: Get over yourselves.
And another thing for the guy in the photograph at the beginning of this column...really?