Saturday, October 1, 2011


Occupy Wall Street, occupy, occupy and continue to occupy. What shall we occupy next? Let's face the truth while we are still firmly grounded, while those who can head off to work, do so, oblivious to what is going on around them, for the mere peanuts earned. While that is still enough to satisfy a hungry belly, it is only a matter of time before the peanuts become less and less. Complacent with what little they have and with being pissed on by America's corporate bigwigs. The very same bigwigs that laugh, enjoy their lavish surroundings, million dollar clubs and million dollar homes.

Is it just a fad? Is everyone, just merely, jumping on the bandwagon to create a stir? Or are people starting to really get fed up with the greed that is ever so present in our daily lives? Government officials continue to fail those that maintain the big machine. America is no longer a democracy nor a republic but a country that is essentially run by corporations with government officials as their representatives.

From the internal to the external policies, America is at the edge of crisis. With government expenses that ballooned to $121 million on conferences in fiscal 2008 and 2009 to bailed-out Bank of America's (U.S. taxpayer bailout) announcement about charging a monthly fee for the use of debit cards for purchases to their unfair foreclosure practices, we have to ask, "when is enough..enough?" Personal salaries remain stagnant and the hands of corporate America continue to make their way into our pockets and purses.

Some things become more apparent as time goes on. Its evident that corporate America and American politics are sleeping together. What we need now is to #OccupyAmerica and demand that Congress get its act together, take the leading role away from the corporations and begin to fight for what is right. That they begin to fight for the people. That fight needs to include the 4 million residents of the colony of Puerto Rico.

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