In response to Leland Conway’s “Occupy Economic Ignorance,” this movement is not anti-capitalist. While it may not seem to be articulated well, due to the nature of the movement and, until recently the complete lack of media coverage, this does not mean it is without significant grievances and messages.
The most profound of these is the issue of greed and corruption within our capitalist system. Conway indicates an acknowledgement of the corruption in his editorial, referencing bailout money to wasteful hands, such as Solyndra.
The movement is centering itself around the “1 percent.” America’s richest control an uneven, and unfair, amount of wealth.
A large number of Americans are seeing living costs go up, while their income remains stagnant and even in decline.
There are serious problems with American wealth distribution and tax codes. These are not complaints wholly levied at any particular administration, regardless of what the four interviewees claimed during his visit. Many of us who voted for President Obama were ultimately very disappointed with his failure to bring Wall Street to answer for their irresponsible actions leading to the recession.