How many years, generations, elections, and lives are we going to have to cycle through covering the same issues that never seem to get resolved ? Simple human rights issues that should be accepted in a Democracy, unnecessarily occupy the media and the public space.
So here we are, it's May 2012, and while there is much white noise coming from all the various organizations and movements busy doing their own thing, in their own way, much of it will be heard only by the activist crowd all ready engaged in the political process. What is yet to be determined is whether this will be another average year not only for voter turnout, but for voter knowledge, and passion on the great issues before us all this November. In some form everyone of the 99% has skin in the issues and consequences of this election cycle, at the local, state, and federal level.
Many people will ask, "What is Occupy?", and you would get many different answers, because Occupy is an inclusive "platform of people", not of party ideology. The Occupy Movement is people focused on people issues, not in manipulating others for personal and/or political gain. Instead of demanding that you conform, Occupy draws it's vision and direction from the hopes, dreams, and voices of the 99%.
Deregulation sounds like a word that was specially crafted from a political focus group. It sounds innocent, righteous, echoing freedom from an oppressive state. It feels like the path to being released from an unfair burden or impediment which would allow corporations to meet their capitalist potential, and bring great benefits to society far and wide.
People often seem puzzled how corporate profits have rebounded since the Great Recession, with many corporations making record earnings, Wall Street booming and the Dow Jones, S&P500, and Nasdaq Indexes at or near historical highs.
The Legacy of the Great Recession using Charts
I know that the 99% represents the full diversity of America , and the American experience cutting across every demographic. I know of the many issues we face (Corporate Personhood , Crony Capitalism , Bought Government etc... ) all human caused and human solvable ( most the result of socioeconomic injustice from rich and powerful individuals and corporations ). Then there is all the advocacy work we do ( LGBT, Woman's Healthcare, Voters rights, Union rights, SOPA, PIPA, STOCK etc...). It's amazing, this mass movement across the country, and across the world, people working individually, in groups, in mass to reclaim " A just and fair society " for all.