I’ve launched a new video series, called POLITICAL Public Service Announcements (#PPSA for short) to share what I think are vital clarifications on key issues of the day. In the first in the series, I address the myth that progressives and Occupy activists hate wealth. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Think what you will about the protests. Maybe they weren’t your cup of tea. But do know that our forefathers who destroyed private property by dumping crates of tea into the Boston Harbor were not initially praised as heroes but attacked as criminals. But we look back with deep gratitude that they stood up to the fundamental inequity and injustice of the British monarchy and its stranglehold over the colonies. Without their bold action, we would not be a nation.
Such protests often look prettier with the distance of history. Standing up to the status quo is, by definition, counter-cultural in the moment — even if those doing the standing up have the support of the majority of Americans.
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“It’s clear that the movement to make our economy and political system work for the 99% has barely completed the first 1% of its long and vital journey. You can evict protesters, but you can never evict a growing idea.”
Amidst record levels of unemployment, the former mayor of New York takes a stab at Occupy protesters, telling them to get a job?! They are working hard, standing up for the American Dream to make a better economy and a better future for all of us. History will repay them.
Meanwhile, the random incidents of violence at Occupy encampments have been isolated and roundly condemned by the majority of other protesters. But enemies of the middle class are dredging up anything they can to try and undermine this popular, mass movement.
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