With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.
As the Occupy movement made inescapably clear, there is a war being waged by the one percent against the 99 percent. 15 Now is a campaign that seeks to struggle against the injustices of our current economic system.
The same people who mocked us before Occupy started, and said that there would never be a non-violent civil disobedience movement throughout the US, are now the same people saying that Occupy was a once in a lifetime or generational event.
To my knowledge, no one has taken a look at the symptomatology leading up to the 2008 crash from the perspective of Wall Street's prevailing corporate culture, with the insights only these two authors can provide.
As Election Day approaches, much of the nation must surely be experiencing Percent Fatigue. Permit me to inject one more into the mix in an effort to bring this cycle to its necessary fruition: In the end, this election is about the 100 Percent.
This week marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And this week we turn to Sense and Sensibility, which features some of the very same indignities that ignited last year's protests.
The goal: to wrest control of our democracy back from the robber barons and CEOs that systematically block any effort to create an economy and a body politic that serves the needs of the vast majority of Americans and not the elite few.
The old system is crumbling under the weight of its own corruption, as Occupy, The Arab Spring, the ongoing financial crisis and a host of other factors and influences come to a head here, in 2012. We must admit these are no ordinary times.
Now that it's officially halftime in America, perhaps we will see some changes soon. In the meantime, those of us who are struggling through, battling against or just doing our best still need to spread the love on the most romantic holiday of the year.
It's time for the 99% to put up or shut up; time to "vote with our wallets and pocketbooks"; time to act as much like the "good global citizens" our rhetoric suggests we want everyone else in the world to be.