Why is Washington cheering on Middle Eastern people rising against injustices but when it comes to Americans demanding change the tone is different? The double standards are so obvious Foreign Policy Magazine compared how protesters are handled in Cairo and New York by drawing a parallel between Hosni Mubarak and Michael Bloomberg in the article Hosni Bloomberg?. To look at the world’s opinion of the movement devote 5 minutes to watching “Occupy Wall Street through the eyes of the world”:
According to Occupy Wall Street’s official web site the revolution continues world-wide. Considering that protests have taken place in 100 US and 1,500 cities around the world maybe it’s time to question if people are fed up with the way the global economy works? Or as the movement put it “the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future”. And they have a point. Twenty million jobs have been lost world-wide since Lehman Brothers collapsed and some experts believe another 20 million will be lost in the next couple of years.
My last post “Do banks rule the world?” actually had a huge respons on social media from people all over the world more than 24 years old who also want change. So it’s not just the young that are fed up, so are other parts of the 99%.
What’s it like to be young today knowing that chances of finding a job is slim compared to when we were young? Is it really realistic to expect the young to be content with the current state of affairs? Is the Occupy Wall Street movement a sure sign that people have had enough and the time has come to change? Will the movement mark the beginning of a new era of thinking? Sooner or later politicians world wide have to listen to the young generation in order to get elected. Will the future look different thanks to Occupy Wall Street? Or is the movement just a fad that will have no impact on how the world is run?
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