I feel helpless.
1. I feel angry that while corporate profits are at an all time high, wealth inequality is also at an all-time high.
5. I feel incensed that we’ve allowed our government to be overrun with lobbyists pushing corporate interests, and we’re unable to find trustworthy, strong-willed politicians who will take a stand against the corruption and greed infecting our government at every level.
6. I feel furious that our Congressional leaders are so tied up in corporate interests that they are unwilling to pass virtually any promising legislation. Instead, they’re turning their backs on their constituents, young and old, while their reelection bank accounts only get larger.
7. I feel terrified for my parents, my daughter, and my friends as we watch what was once “The American Dream” get eaten away by political greed, astronomical interest rates, corruption and hidden fees in the fine print.
8. I feel disgusted by the big banks who accepted billions of dollars in TARP funds from the taxpayers only to turn around and spend millions fighting the finance reform that would protect said taxpayers. It’s almost as if they said, “Hey, thanks for the money! Now, fuck off.”
10. I feel hopeful that the people will be heard; that some politicians will listen; that the “53%” will come to their senses and stop their ignorant campaign; that people will stop seeing #occupywallstreet as nothing but a bunch of “dirty hippies” and realize that they’re from all walks of life and they’re fighting for you and me, our kids and their future, because something has to change.
****Linking up with the lovely Stasha over at The Good Life for her Monday Listicles, although I’m not following the prompt. (SORRY, STASHA! Next time I will. Promise!). When I first started this blog eight months ago I struggled with whether or not I would ever write about my political views since they can often alienate readers. My friends on my personal facebook know I can be a little….ahem, outspoken. For that reason I made the decision to avoid political leanings in this blog. I don’t see Occupy Wall Street as a Democratic movement OR a Republican one, though: I see it as a moral and social movement affecting everyone, demanding changes that will affect the world in which we nurture our kids.