Occupy Wall Street lacks Vision & Understanding

Posted: February 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

An older gentleman arrives at a gas station in an old truck. He doesn’t seem out of place with any group of guys there, waiting to see if they can get work for the day. The truth is, he started out working at one of the local gas stations. It was at that time, he made a decision… to be incredibly successful. He worked and saved for many years, until he became the owner’s right-hand man. When it came time for that same owner to cash in and cash out, he made his move. He found financing and laid his decades of savings on the line. The young man has aged, but takes control of the business that he has logged endless hours for. He’s made it, and now extends employment to others.

Another man rolls up to Starbucks in a Ferrari, fresh off the lot. His suit is worth more than most peoples’ wardrobe. He has a GED and a transcript from one semester tucked away at home. They are a reminder of all of the ones that told him he’d never make anything out of himself. He’s not a rocket scientist or even good at a lot of things. The one thing he has going for himself is an engaging personality. Coupled with a dogged determination and a will to succeed, he makes his breakthrough in sales… stocks specifically. Putting in 70 to 100 hours a week in the office over several years, he has managed to sell and gain confidence from thousands of clients. He owns his own investment company now, and he gives others the same opportunity to do what he did… even encouraging them to surpass himself on a weekly basis.

These are two examples of people that are being attacked by the OWS crowd… a group of socialist, leftists, with no clear agenda in mind. This seemingly random group of college students, bums, anti-semites and celebrities appear to want the wealthy to give back to them… or maybe they want anarchy… or something else. In their agenda, they name many problems in our society. However, instead of realizing that Wall Street and the Free Enterprise system have little to no involvement in these issues; they keep marching… souls bought and paid for.

The simple fact is, America is sick… nearly on its deathbed. We are dying from complications of Narcissism, greed, complacency, jealousy, as well as a ‘keeping up with the Joneses” mentality. Everyone deserves the new iPhone, a new car, no mortgage, ‘free’ health insurance, ‘free’ college tuition, to be skinny/muscular, pay next to nothing for gas, take several vacations a year, and shut down any celebration/institution that we don’t like. In the end, a growing majority here (and around the world) want to be treated like a cow in India. They can go wherever they want, eat and do whatever they want, no one gets in their way; yet they do almost NO work, with no consequences.

The OWS crowd are bent on getting what they want or bringing down others that posess what they want. They simply can’t see that it usually takes hard work, time and discipline to reach the dreams of youth. If you break down their complaints (some of which is legitimate), they are largely biproducts of Washington’s greed, desire for power and incompetence. My advice, is to dig beyond the headlines of idiots marching around on a street that is being regulated by a Hill in another, far more greedy and corrupt city.

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