Fox News is labeling the protesters associated with “Occupy Wall-street” as a bunch of loonies and lefties. Their own selective video interviews support their hypothesis. You can always find loonies in a protest movement. But I am here to say that I “think” they are wrong. These people protesting, as well as thousands, millions, perhaps billions, of those not protesting, have an innate sense that something is wrong not only with America, but with the human direction as a whole.
The protesters may not have a crisp clean sound bite articulating what they stand for, but I “believe” they are simply lashing out at their general discontent with the human condition and lack of inspiring visions in which they can trust. Apparently, many of the protesters are young, either in college, not in college, or recently out of college. Of course there are many other people in the crowd that don’t fit neatly into these categories, but say for argument’s sake most of them are young. The young still have ample energy, hopes, dreams, and expectations of what life should be. They have concluded, through this protest, that the status quo doesn’t meet their expectations.
I have been fortunate most of my life to “benefit” from the status quo, but all throughout something deep down inside prevented me from truly embracing the status quo. I can’t express my discontent in a clear crisp sound bite, which is actually the reason I started a blog. I am not trying to promote my blog, but I am trying to explain why these protestors may not have a clear message and properly formatted solutions. The reasons behind my discontent are very complex and difficult to express. As such, I have resorted to philosophy, poetry, music, religion, history, literature, science, as a means to express my discontent and propose possible solutions regardless of how ridiculous they may appear.
I can’t say for sure that I am correct in my hypothesis, but I plan to meet with these protesters in my city and observe for myself. I will report back with pictures and additional thoughts. In the meantime, keep an open mind and give these protesters the benefit of the doubt. As the saying goes…innocent until proven guilty.