I’m sorry, Occupy Wall Street doesn’t need a manifesto. The message is as clear as a bell: Wall Street broke the economy—badly—we’re all still suffering for it. Wall Street never got held accountable for it, and now they’re using their power and their money to stop us from fixing the mess. They broke the economy and then they ate the political system.
So the 2010 elections are supposedly all about jobs and the economy, but after those elections what kind of legislation do you actually get? Abortion, gay marriage, English as an official language, banning Sharia Law, stripping union rights… All of this stuff is not about jobs and the economy, but it is about capitalizing on how afraid people are in a bad economy. It’s about telling Americans that other Americans are the enemy. It’s about splitting people up. It makes political sense, but it’s really bad for the country.