I don’t really understand these various Occupy protests. Yes, the disparity between the rich and the poor is significant. Yes, it’s fucked up when people’s lives are getting ruined and others are wasting millions of dollars a day. However the problem here is not lobbyists. It’s not people being greedy. To some extent it is the system itself that allows people to exploit it, however ultimately the problem lies with people. The very same people who are now camping in cities all over the world trying to initiate some sort of change or perhaps revolution. The problem is that none of these protesting are making any effort to initiate change. All they are making is change. It is for this reason that the protests are essentially irrelevant and are inevitably going to fade away.
Aside from the lack of any cohesion between the various protests, none of the protestors really have an idea what they are protesting about. They are simply showing their immaturity by camping outside governments and financial institutions hoping someone takes notice and makes it better. What I don’t understand if these people were genuinely upset with the status quo, why not work within the system to fix things? The representative democracies in place in most western countries allow for people to be voted in. Why not create a 99% party and vote in people who they actually trust to fix things, not being limited to the Democrats or Republicans?
Of course, democracy has its own problems. Any system that relies on the influence of the majority is flawed from the start. People don’t know what they need, shouldn’t have what they want and most f the time shouldn’t be allowed to vote on the number of issues that they are. Churchill said, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” Which is very true. Why then are none of these protestors hard at work on an alternative? An alternative where a 1% simply cannot exist? It’s something I plan on putting a lot of effort into in the next few years; of course first I have to do extensive research into all relevant topics. As opposed to just going off half cocked and making noise, which is just foolish.