I just found out about the Wall Street Protest (going on in New York City since September 17th) - last night. I check in with the NY Times every morning and I have not seen any thing about it at all and I feel kinda freaked out about how they have chosen to ignore it.
"The event has been under an eerie, almost total major media blackout nationally. Local news, personal accounts, and home video cameras have been documenting the event so far."
This quote (above) is from the Washington Times post on line this morning...
As I understand it the protest is made up of a wide diversity of people with many different concerns but it seems like the biggest common denominator is the unjust distribution of wealth in our country. They are saying that 1% of the population holds 99% of the wealth and we are not OK with this. At this point there is no one person leading the charge. It is leaderless by design. The model are the Arab Spring protests and those who have been critical are saying that they suffer for not having clear leadership or a specific agenda of demands. The protest seems to be evolving as I type and I intend to keep my eye on what happens next.
Do you want to do something in Grand Rapids to show solidarity with this protest? Let us know what you are thinking.