#OccupyWallStreet has become a movement all over the country, the heart of which is in NYC. It is a grass roots movement made up of people fed up with the current system which allows America to be run by large corporations and Wall Street while nothing in done to help the rest of us. This is a great movement and can make a change, but as soon as it starts to catch on the rich and powerful will do everything they can to stop it.
First we will see massive arrests, done in the hopes of breaking up the crowd and frightening people to stop protesting, if this doesn’t work then they will move on to the next step. The corporate owned media will start to slander the protesters, calling them names and spreading lies about them. This will be done with the help of right wing media sites like Fox News who fear they may start to lose power on the country.
The stories will start out that it is a movement bought and paid for by left wing groups and unions, they will bring out the big guns and have Bill O’reilly, Sean Hannity and other talking heads do all they can to spread this lie. The GOP candidates will start to weigh in against the movement, calling these people jobless, hippies, socialists and saying they are trying to destroy capitalism.
The final step will be the “news” media and right wing politicians saying that these protests won’t stay peaceful and will break down into violence, and that’s what they want. After spreading the violence lies for a while, they will hire people to join the group and get active, ending in violence. They will cause trouble and do damage in hopes of getting the rest of the crowd to join in, if they do then the powerful will use this to squash the movement and discredit it. If you see someone trying to start violence or get the crowd into that mode PLEASE stop them or report them, don’t allow them to write your narrative.
The rich and powerful will use every tool they have to try and silence the people, they are a minority and this is the uprising they feared, DO NOT allow them to use you to discredit the protests. This is a grass roots movement that the unions support, not a union backed movement and don’t let the media portray it that way. Unlike the tea party who is backed by billionaires to help them keep their stranglehold on this country Occupy Wall Street is a movement of the people, by the people, for the people.
There are people all over the country who support you and while we can not be there in person maybe someone should open a post office box so the other 99% of us can send things you need like blankets, water, food or anything else you may need. There are millions who support you and would be glad to help out to keep things going. If the president can not bring change we the people will.