by Gray Graham
Since this whole occupy thing has begun, I have said my peace and let it be. See I am a financial professional. I have worked with people who were on a fixed income to millionaires. I know better than most that when it comes to money, the majority of people are wasteful. They simply live beyond their means to their own detriment. Are big banks and financial institutions greedy? You bet they are. They will not do a single thing that does not yet them a profit. Except for one very big one, they do not keep this a secret. If you are rich or generate a lot of money, then they do everything for you, if you are not then they do nothing for you. These are facts and I know them well.
So to my amazement (ok I was not really amazed just feed up) I see the sales figures for Black Friday and low and behold they are an all-time record increase. People spent more money this year than they ever have before. Now that sentence is in bold because just really shows just how our country has taken leave of their senses.
If I am not mistaken unemployment is through the roof, major layoff are happening every day, home values are down across the country, we have trillions of dollars in debt, but we as a society decided that we needed to kill, pepper spray, and steal video games, DVD's, big screen TV's, and smartphones. Give me a break.
It seems to me that instead of standing in front of city halls across the country pinching tents, doing yoga and singing campfire songs while getting beat up by the police, people should be spending more time with the people they know like their family and their friends, and straighten them out cause apparently common sense is lacking by 99% not the 1%.
So let me give everyone that needs it a little lesson on how this thing works. You see that when you buy something and you use a credit card (and we know that the bulk of these people are using credit cards) you are increasing your debt and you are also GIVING MONEY TO WALL ST you are protesting. You are GIVING MONEY to the large corporations that you say is taking advantage of the country and the government. Do you not understand how absolutely crazy that is. You are basically giving your chosen enemy the weapon they need to destroy you. Is it starting to make any sense now?
I saw a call go out to boycott Black Friday and send a message to the big banks and the big corporations, apparently no one got the message. It could be because they were camped out in front of Best Buy or Walmart at 5PM on Thanksgiving loading up their pepper spray so they can take out the shopping competition.
So if you have been wondering why the 1% is not worried about what you do, it is because you never fear an enemy that in unarmed and it is very clear that most of the population is completing unarmed. So whether you support Occupy Wall St or the Tea Party, just understand you are just a pawn in a game of chess. According to polls this 52 billion dollars that was spent over 4 days was not to buy presents for family and friends at bargain prices, it was to buy stuff for themselves. Greed and hypocrisy at it finest.