Wall Street protests reach Orange County

Real Estate Agent with Westline Real Estate BRE# 01379108

Just read an article in The OC Register and learned about activity forming right here in Surf City USA. The Occupy OC movement has started in Huntington Beach and while it appears to be a grassroots organization with no leader, it may just be the start of something big. With the summation of nearly 70 people from various parts of the county, people are angry about anything from high unemployment, corporate greed, bailing out the too big to fails, the growing gap between the ultra rich and the poor and just to support the younger generation of America. The demonstrators who refer to themselves as the 99 percent, say Wall Street and the corporations represent 1 percent of America. Let's all remember the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights: Freedom of religion, speech and the press, and of the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government. Good luck to everyone and you right to peaceably demonstrate what you believe in. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

Thank you,

Alan Adamo NAR, CAR, OCAR
Westline Real Estate - REALTOR®

Comments (4)

Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD
Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona

It would be nice if they could really articulate want they want versus the rhetoric of down with Capitalizm.

Oct 09, 2011 06:44 AM
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Alan, while I totally support the rights of everyone to speak freely, I also support the rights of capitalism and wealth.  If I can make lots of money without doing anything dishonest, immoral or mean, why shouldn't I?  If I am willing to take risks and work long hard hours, then shouldn't I have the right to profit and enjoy the fruits of my labor?  In any case, open dialogue might be helpful.

Oct 14, 2011 02:29 AM
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Alan - Hopefully they will remain peaceful.  I'm not sure who they represent....but, I respect their right to protest peacefully.

Oct 14, 2011 09:19 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's catching on everywhere.  I think people want to be a part of something and this is attractive to them because it's something we can all relate too.  Too bad winter is coming and that will put a damper on things.

Nov 10, 2011 03:31 PM