I’ve been away for a short time so I may have missed this topic discussion on HTMF. 'tried a search with no luck.
From what I can gather, it seems as though the the recent American economic meltdown stimulated an occupation of U.S. citizens on Wall street. This demonstration was in direct response to the bail out of many of the countries elite businesses. The scope of this demonstration/ occupation in America reads like a logical reaction towards the present state of economics and politics in that country.We can go one step further and understand this type of reaction in other countries.
I’m not sure what the underlying logic of the Vancouver occupation is. I’ve read 4-5 newspapers in the last few days and have heard 20-30 different causes being represented. Now, I’m no economist, but I think Canada has fared well ( globally speaking) in recent times.
I’m all for venting every now and then, and if the Vancouver occupation is group therapy, then I’m all for it. Pick your cause and hold up a sign or grab a megaphone. What irks me is this. For a country that is weathering this global economic meltdown the best, I can’t help but wonder what a country like Greece thinks of our situation. That’s not a fair comparison, I know, but you get my meaning.
I guess I’m opening the door to some criticism with my small rant but what the heck, they’re doing it down south.