I have heard that the word occupation merits attention, but that the protests taking place in The United states does not. supposedly, that word is being referenced in order to halt the organization of the Occupy Wall street protests; however, the comedy--in the literary sense of the word--of the entire situation is that protests--without media attention, such as those in Libya, Iran and other countries that have tenuous diplomatic relationships with the United states, are ineffective.
Boycotts work. Being that the system is Capitalistic, the only interest held by corporations is in capital--the circulation of money in the system--and not the people. Money overrides democracy. Historical references include slavery, and too many others to name. Civil Rights were granted to African-Americans only after the public transportation boycott. The racist system is conducive to the exhalation of one or more groups against another. White privilege has and remains in working condition throughout the world--regardless of if the president and Oprah are both Black.
Those Whites in favor of segregation would have happily remained segregated--if their businesses did not make money off of Blacks. Money is green, not Black or White. Money is immune from morality and other stipulations that people are held to, but corporations and other money-making machines are not.
The only reason the Americans with disabilities act was passed was the fact that it was an untapped resource with the potential for economic gains--how is that for a shameless "truth hurts" idiomatic expression?
This generation lacks the historical knowledge to recognize the patterns and dissemble the problem at the root. The corporate media exploits footage by the use of framing. Why else do they mention oil in Libya after the coverage that the dictator--who was dictator for an entire four decades--has been killed.
The generation that does not understand that Facebook violates their own privacy. The generation too attached to technology; wired 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care, caring only about the superficial aspects and appearances while the classics are discarded in place of what is trendy. The generation that no longer has to recite a phone number because they trust their technology to do it for them and use technology to do everything.
I raise my hand--with an open palms--a classic form of truth-telling and also how one testifies because I am ashamed--at times to use words such as "Epic", which was the most used word on Facebook, by the way and to text "LOL". To be unemployed but have an ipad on which I sometimes write this blog from. Truly, The Lost Generation is in 2011, where one protests corporate greed--biting the hand that feeds them--but are angered when the corporation refuses to allow them to buy food from the exact business that they are supposedly passionately protesting against.
If it is believed that we use only a mere 10 percent of our brain, we have found the generation that uses far less. To expect the corporate media to aid a cause that would hinder their power and money? The corporations are laughing. Even president Obama had a snide remark. He is a smart man. He appeared to sympathize of Jay Leno's show, but he, too, is only concerned with money. As a leader, I would have appreciated if he would have offered a solution to the problem instead of understanding frustration. He basically lent empathy for good public relations.
An erudite would boycott. I have been apathetic. I no longer write letters to any elected official. The only thing that I am proud of is that don't ask, don't tell is in the past. I do give credit to the president for that. I cannot mention very many other things that have improved in this country but I must remain optimistic--it's very American to do so. I honestly love that American value and we must remain peaceful and solution-orientated to better America and the world.
some letters on my keyboard don't work. I do understand some grammatical rules but this keyboard doesn't. I don't mean any disrespect for the president or any other places or names that did not receive proper capitalization.