Why #OccupyWallStreet Matters

Up until now, I haven’t been very involved or excited about the #OccupyWallStreet protests. While the protests are circling around economic reform, a new subject of debate, and ultimately protest, has surfaced.

The big three media companies – Fox, NBC, & CNN have knowingly shelved the story as much as possible. They’ve executed the common practice of not completely turning it off, but giving it as minimal coverage as possible. Even the liberal slanted MSNBC only has it as a secondary story under their U.S. section.

And guess what – these companies are traded publicly on where else? Wall Street.

This is not right. I believe these companies to be denying coverage to such an important event in an attempt to stem the growth of this movement. Regardless of whether I agree with the protest methods or not, I think this blatant media shun is exactly why it’s time to take this protest big.

The largest problem in the world today is the systemic corruption that is plaguing every corner of mankind. Politics, Finance, Business. You name it. Corruption has made it easy for the top 1% to grow off the shoulders of the bottom 99%.

All of the issues the world faces are solvable except when it goes against the interests of the people running the show.

I don’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or not. I think at this point in our history, we need to start taking a stand against this great pandemic of greed that has swept our culture.

I’m an engineer with a good job and even though I’m not the majority, I’ll stand with them on this one. I encourage you to show you support and spread the word. Attend the protests if you can. Show that this executive mentality will not be tolerated in our society anymore.

#OccupyWallStreet #OccupySF

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