A very ambitious campaign is waging on the web. One that posits Wall Street “the “financial Gomorrah of America” and in turn wants to create a protest to the rampant misuse and abuse of the American financial system. What this campaign aims for is akin what’s taken place in other areas of the globe (the “Arab Spring” and the acampadas of Spain are mentioned as influential forces). Dubbed #OCCUPYWALLSTREET the goal is to get as many as 20,000 participants to stage a highly peaceful, long standing sit-in, this coming September 17th at the center and symbolic masthead of Wall Street, The Charging Bull monument.
The goal isn’t a 5-hour demonstration that would simple be act of convenient protest, but instead they offer the idea of setting up tents and staking out a section of the street for months and months, putting forth the singular message of “DEMOCRACY NOT CORPORATOCRACY”.
But will it work?
Outside of an oppressive regime, the oppression is harder to detect and the paper trail harder to follow. "Good" and "Bad" are less defined and without absolutism. The fact is that the true nature of Wall Streets crimes and the oppression is so skillfully covered up by manipulating an ingrained American ethos, one so dramatically flawed with entitlement that it crumbles upon close examination. So, will the message stick? Will the numbers show up? Is there enough support and outrage for America to have it’s Tahrir Square moment?
Head to lower Manhattan on September 17th and find out for yourself.
links to consider: http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/occupywallstre...