I'd really like nothing more than to crush this movement. They are organizing a demonstration in my city next week.
No one has been able to clearly articulate what this organization's goals are or what they plan to do to solve the economic crisis we're facing. Their consensus is the same as all liberalism, and one that this site has pointed out and mocked for decades. Crowd tyranny.
"We, the 99% are going to fight wall street by showing them that we're the majority and have the power to overthrow them."
Maybe, but not without turning this country, this world, and their own lives into an even worse shit-hole than it already is. As fond of a notion as the solution being that simple is, I'm just going to keep going to school, working out, and spending my money on living as spiritually rich of a life as possible with as little excess as possible. My form of activism is one of example. Live a better life, don't kill yourself with alcohol or shitty food, support the arts, and have a goal to aspire to. It sucks that I have to give my money to companies that treat this world like shit, but in my current state, and I'll be honest about this, I'm a nobody. I don't have the power to fix it. Not I, not my friends, not a crowd of 10 million nobodies.
And this is why I despise democratic action in any situation, ever. It leads to directionlessness.
A little idea I've been pondering for a while: The only difference between conquest and rebellion is popularity.