So far there seems to be two camps on this issue, amongst the people I know and work with. There are those that see what this movement is really all about and also understand the facts and historical data behind it. The other group are a bit more ignorant and view it as a bunch of lazy bones out of work who gather together and camp out for lack of anything better to do. Something needs to be done now. The problem is, if the latter view overtakes and the current economic trend continues we are not all that far off from average people resorting to breaking the law to make ends meet. Breaking into a rich house on the hill used to be the domain of the drug addict. Now enter the family man, just as desperate, but with morality on his side and most of all, a level head, not drug addled. Try to catch him, his brother may be the cop you call. So everyone ignores the plea of OWS now, and the 1% continue to be safe. But as the poorer get poorer they begin to rob the top 40% just to make ends meet. Five more years from now, simply having excess makes you a victim for millions of desperate hard working Americans who have been screwed at work, but now need more to make ends meet and break into your house late at night to get gas to go to work, or objects to pawn or sell to buy shoes for their kids.
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