Sometimes I think these modern day activist are nothing more than a preemption by big businesses to head off any real protest. I find it curious that there is no real purpose. And, even more curious is that people from several cities from around the country have “spontaneously” poured out to parks and city halls to demonstrate and “Occupy Wall Street” each with no defining purpose.
If the “Occupiers” were really serious about their cause, they would hit them in their pockets by not do business with any company that’s on wall street. If they are upset with the bank bailouts, they should not do business with any bank that was bailed out. If they don’t like the auto bail out, they should do any auto business that was bailed out. Any business that was bailed out, don’t do business with them.
If you really wanted to take out wall street, you would do it like filling a bucket with water, on drop at a time.
The bail outs were implemented because in part, certain businesses were to big to fail. So, get to the root of the problem, don’t do business with large conglomerates and their subsidiaries. Don’t allow them to get “to big to fail”. When two companies merge or one company buy out another, make it a point not to do business with that company.
Case in point….when ma-bell broke up into little baby bells there was healthy competition and competitive prices, not to mention the innovation that has came about since the brake up.
If you don’t agree with businesses that get corporate tax breaks, don’t do business with those companies.
If the argument is that tax breaks create jobs, you should ask yourself “Where are the jobs?” that these tax breaks created and why is the unemployment rate hovering around 9%?
It would seem that silent boycotts would be the antidote of choice for “to big to fail” companies. In the age of emails, cell phones and texts it would be easier to mount a campaign to bring any company to it’s knees or even destroying it without “occupying wall street”.
I have to wonder if “Wall Street” is not behind this “occupy wall street” campaign. If you lead a campaign, you can determine where it goes, or even if it goes anywhere at all.