A sit-in called, “Occupy Wall Street,” that purportedly is calling attention to corporate greed, excessive government spending and selfishness, is demanding a change in the way the U.S. is doing things and how the resulting poverty must be eliminated. It is an effort to essentially stir things up and even things out. The protest, that is in its second week, seems to have taken a cue from Greece and, yes, Egypt.
While a good majority of Americans might agree that changes need to be made, the public seems to have missed a basic point of this ‘occupation’ that the media managed to yank out of view and conceal once a glimpse of it was observed.
Amongst the picket signs were seen, “Capitalism Must End,” ‘Abolish Capitalism.” and others regarding the economy. Those picket signs suddenly vanished.
Going back in history, one man in particular despised capitalism, Karl Marx, who was determined to nullify this monetary system, which he detailed in his books, Das Capital, and The Communist Manifesto.
Marx’s ideology could be persuasive to hearers but has proved to be totally unworkable in real life. It looked good on paper and in compelling theory, but impractical in reality.
At least two of the Wall Street demonstrators were seen carrying red flags, the Communist color, but those scenes were quickly scrubbed as well. Buzz words of the Communist Party such as, ‘Social Justice,” and “Equality” were heard.