for the past several days a really grass roots effort to make a point has been going on and the media has been largely ignoring it. A group of predominately young activists have set up camp at Liberty Square in the financial district of New York City. Essentially they are occupying Wall Street.
Why? Well these are the folks who stayed in school, got saddled with a load of school loans and debt and now emerge into a world where there is just not that much opportunity. A place where the super-rich control the money and banking and the average American is just SOL.
There are people who have just awakened to the realization that our economic system is being perverted for the benefit of a few very powerful people who have gamed the system for their own purpose. They have discovered that we are living in a 3rd world economy masquerading as the 1st world.
Harsh assessment? Well that is the assessment the people occupying the financial district have made and I tend to agree with them. My fear is this is only going to get worse and I am amazed that more people haven't heard about it. If you want to learn more and support the cause go here.
Due to media blackouts and police harassment of the media, this revolution is not being televised, so far.