“Wall Street has a campaign to start asking questions about capitalism but this is not enough,” said art student Derrick Benig, 22, who slept in a tent overnight in Hong Kong. “I want to tear down capitalism.”
“The world will rise up as one and say, ‘We have had enough,’” Bruner said in an e-mail. A news release from the organization said there were demonstrations in 1,500 cities worldwide, including 100 in the U.S.
They say for every action, there is there not an equal and opposite reaction. Would it not have been better to have honestly resolved the evil making in corporate America - centered in its financial institutions - back when David Walker and Ron Paul were routinely shining a light on it a decade ago?
Why sure, but speaking for my native US, we were busy being clouded by the hubris that comes with being a former great super power with all the perks and privileges therein. Many of the protest kids were in grade school then, but many of these people were responsible adults who would not have waited for what finally became obvious in 2008, if it were not so convenient for to turn away before the system fell apart.
So now we have spreading anger and 'rise up' and 'tear down capitalism' talk. That is scary stuff my friends, because the equal and opposite impulse to the runaway capitalism that saw CEO's with million dollar wastebaskets and yachts as big as ordinary peoples' apartment complexes is flat out communism. And just as capitalism gone rotten does indeed suck, communism would suck exponentially more.
The most over played Chinese proverb is alive and well.