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Where Do You Stand in The “Occupy” Movement?

If you haven’t seen it in the news, recently in the US, there are some protests going on called, “Occupy _________ ” the blank can be Wall Street, Oakland, DC or wherever else they seem to be occupying.

I haven’t really quite got my mind wrapped around the reason for them being there, but apparently they are a group of people who are discontent with their student loans, or they are upset about the banks being bailed out. Their message is very fuzzy but they are also discontent with the government and some of them would like to over throw the government with no plan for after that happens. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t seem to be a good idea to me.

The unions are involved with this movement as well. From the information that I have read, they also seem to be the originators of these protests as well.

If you would like to read up on this you can get the most accurate coverage here: http://www.theblaze.com/news/occupy-wall-street/

Where do you stand on this movement?

Do you think that it is the government’s place to re-distribute wealth?

Should everyone have the same as everyone else, regardless of their contribution?

Do you think that the government is the most efficient organization with regards to your tax dollars?

Do you think that the banks are evil? If so, why?

The more and more that I look at this situation, the more my stomach turns. And not in the good way.

I was brought up to believe that I was responsible for the results that I got based on my ability to use the resources around me to help others to get a result that they were looking for.

To provide value to others in exchange for money, to support the lifestyle that I chose to live.

To take a portion of the money that I earned and give it to my church so that they could help those who needed it.

I actually think that the government is the last group of people who should be helping others in our country, unless the people they help couldn’t vote. It is actually a form of bribery, “If you vote for me, I will continue to provide with the hand outs.”

I was also brought up to continually look for ways to support myself and my family with as little help from the outside as possible. To use my brain to think of solutions to the problems that I have, before asking for help. Once I have exhausted all of those avenues, I would ask for help.

I was brought up to believe that the only way to truly grow is to try, fail, try again, fail, try something different, fail, read another book on the subject, try again, and repeat until I reached the goal.

I am still confused as to what these people are trying to achieve.

Please comment your thoughts on this subject below.

Sorry for the rambling on, in this message.

As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess,

God Bless You,

John Clark

 

 

 

 

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  • Anon

    You have to ask yourself “What would Jesus do?” He was the original activist. He took direct action and turned over the tables of the money changers. If he walk amongst today, he’d be at Occupy Wall Street, and he would probably have the same idea in mind!

    • I have asked myself that question and the conclusion that I have come to is that Jesus would not be standing with the Occupy movement. You are right He did turn the table of the money changers over in the Temple, a place where commerce should not have been taking place. A sacred place. Wall St is certainly not a sacred place.

      The fact that the majority of people are complaining about foreclosures and student loans, contracts that they willfully signed, the point is absurd.

      Read the parable of the talents and you will find “What Jesus thought about commerce and PERSONAL responsibility.

      Thank you for your comment.

      JC