BPR Quote of the Day: What Is OWS About?

The question I’m most often asked about the Occupy Wall Street movement, or OWS, is: “What’s it all about?” And, every time, I’m reminded of the famous New Yorker cartoon of the man who walks into a showroom for luxury yachts. “If you have to ask the price,” the salesman solemnly informs him, “you can’t afford it.”

Similarly, if you have to ask what OWS followers are protesting, you’ll never understand….Quite simply, the protests are directed against every manifestation of a system today that is dramatically tilted in favor of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans at the expense of the other 99 percent. If there’s one statement that sums up the entire movement, it’s the banner “We Are the 99 Percent.”

Bill Press  “Occupy Wall Street Becomes Occupy America.”                       Oct. 21, 2011

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