Occupy Intentions

Was reading this: https://www.wired.com/story/doug-rushkoff-survival-of-the-richest/

The writer’s comment that “In October 2011, when the rapidly spreading Occupy Wall Street protests were under scrutiny from establishment media, Rushkoff published some of the first words of support for the movement in the mainstream press. ‘Anyone who says he has no idea what these folks are protesting is not being truthful,’ he wrote in a column for CNN. ‘Whether we agree with them or not, we all know what they are upset about, and we all know that there are investment bankers working on Wall Street getting richer while things for most of the rest of us are getting tougher.’
” rings true. These people have good intentions, but good intentions do not guarantee good outcomes.

I’ve long been a capitalist and I am not optimistic about this movement that uses violence and intimidation to make its points. Some say, it’s pablum to criticize the movement in this way. Some reflection on the past is key.

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