Well now there’s a website for the Occupy Movement in Prescott at OccupyPrescott.org. I suppose I have to give Mr. Adcock some credit for beating everyone else to the domain name and slapping a blog on it. However, if this is a serious attempt to enable the local 99% to fight the 1%, then I’m disappointed.
But just to make sure I wasn’t being unfair, I thoroughly searched the Occupy Movement’s website for any mention of Prescott. I found nothing. Once again, I am disappointed to find that “action” has been limited to a blog and a smattering of Facebook comments. Once again, I can’t rely on the local groups, local media, and not even CNN. They’re too busy name-calling. No sir, I have to go to a foreign media source like Al Jazeera to find out what’s really happening with the 99%.
I’m not saying the 99% are right, or wrong. I think both sides have legitimate and illegitimate gripes. There are rich who prey upon the innocent. There are poor people of good conscious who are powerless to stop them. Then again, there are beneficent rich people, and poor who reek with the stench of villainy. Greed is the real problem. There’s greed on both sides.
If we want to fix greed, then we must make politicians live by the same rules the rest of us do. Congress is on the take, and everybody knows it. Congress is owned by the greedy with money. Force them to stop accepting what I call “bribes”, take away their special privileges and retirement plans. Make them live under the same laws that the rest of us do. I just wish I knew how to make that change happen.