By Alex Kirk –
“Good try, Occupy.”
In numerous cities all over the United States, crowds of protesters have brought tents to set up camp in major parks and other public grounds. According to the New York City General Assembly, they claim to be using their constitutional right to peacefully assemble on public space in order to “create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.”
But what do they expect to happen?
The protesters say they have been victimized by major corporations, claiming that they have extracted the wealth from the people and the Earth. They say “we are now in a time where corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments.”
The “Occupy” organization has done a fair job of gaining publicity and letting their protests be known, yet they offer no logical solution to the problem they have wasted so much effort presenting. Nothing has been done to answer the protests because there is no realistic option to solve their pleas.
The United States of America is a nation founded on the principle of a free-market economy. The Constitution does not allow the government to eliminate any corporation on the terms that they “keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media” or ” block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.” Both are forms of competition in the business world and competition is a key part of a market-system that runs on private businesses. The government cannot control businesses without violating the Constitution and the corporations will not give into any demands simply because there are people exercising their rights by camping out in tents.
With the outbreak of violent crimes at camps in major cities requiring police force, the government is becoming less and less inclined to do anything to help the sorry protesters.
They have used many catchy slogans in attempt to be heard, such as “The 99% will not be silent!” and “We are the 99%.” As protesters continue to camp out despite the approaching harsh, winter months, they should deeply consider taking shelter someplace warm and changing the slogans to: “Time to pack it up, 99%.”
As their efforts remain unsuccessful, protesters should really consider finding a nice, warm place to stay for the winter.