Our Youth Are Rebelling
The revolution that started in Wisconsin early this year and spread to Ohio and Michigan has now escalated big time. The financial district of New York was targeted more than a week ago and the revolution has already spread to New Jersey, Boston and Los Angeles. Wake up America, wake up before it’s too late and we are faced with the same situation that took place in England about a month ago. This movement cannot be stopped until big changes occur. If our government continues to take it lightly they will be in for a rude awakening. No doubt it will become violent. England took it too lightly and the youth almost burned England to the ground. It was all done through Facebook with every city being targeted at the same time. All the police and uniformed law enforcement personnel couldn’t control the movement. Anyone with an ounce of brains knows that will happen here if the youth are ignored. Of course, England is trying desperately to keep the lid on it but it is not working, especially with Ireland next door. Our politicians better take a good look at the demonstrators on Wall Street and listen to them. Don’t take them too lightly. Do everything in their power to curtail the police from using unnecessary force in making arrests, such as rounding them up in nets and pepper spraying them.
I just came back from Ireland and the big news is about what happened in England. It started out the same way we are now witnessing on Wall Street. The people were angry because no attention was being paid to the working class. The wealthy were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. People were not able to pay their mortgages or their rents. Many were, and still are, unemployed. Unemployment insurance ran out and many families are not able to feed their children. Then they pick up the papers and read about the huge bonuses being doled out to the CEO’s on bailout money. If that doesn’t remind us of what is taking place here, what will?
I believe there is a solution. First, the wealthy must pay their fare share of taxes. Second, if the manufacturers want to make their money in foreign countries, so be it, but under no circumstances are they to paste an American label on the products to send all over the world. Surely we can legally stop them from doing that instead of giving them tax cuts to do it. I don’t believe the manufacturers could sell anything without the American label on it. That would compel them to manufacture in America.
The bottom line is: Our youth are rebelling against the economic imbalances too long tolerated by their fathers and grandfathers. They are demanding that our system be corrected immediately. I believe that major changes are inevitable. My question is: can this be accomplished through peaceful demonstrations or must the protesters escalate to violence. This all depends on how the government reacts. Will the government have the insight to understand the severity of the situation and respond with concrete measures to correct what is wrong? If a quick response is not forthcoming, and corrective measures are not taken soon, then this relatively mild protest will surely escalate to extreme violence, as we have witnessed in England.