For the record, I wanted to document the genisis of "Occupy Wall Street". I don't know why so few journalists report how it started and who organized it. But like the Tea Party, many showing up to protest have their own agendas and reasons for participating.
It was started by Adbusters and is now taking on a life of it's own.
According to Adbusters, a primary protest organizer, the central demand of the protest is that President Obama "ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington".
Some group called ANONYMOUS had a couple of videos out that instigated some to show up on September 17th.
ANONYMOUS seems to be going after the Federal Reserve. Here is a video they put out in March and one in June.
They have two main goals which I totally agree with:
1) End the System of Political Bribery
2) Break Up the “Too Big To Fail” Banks and the Federal Reserve
It should be interesting to see how these protests play out. What groups will try to take them over or make them out to something they aren't in order to fit their agenda.
Hermain Cain is putting his spin on who he thinks the protesters are and what he thinks they are protesting but I really don't think he has a clue. Many protesters really don't seem to know what they are doing and are there because they think it's a neat thing to do.
But I think many know something is wrong with our system but just can't identify what the probelm is so their anger is undirected and vague. Many then get directed down the wrong path and protest against things that aren't the problem.
I believe that the crux of many of the problems we face in the economy are due to the corrupt cooperation between Washington and Wall Street. The Federal Reserve enables both and is at the bottom of it all. It's all about the money and who controls the money. Until that system is changed, not much will be different.