Occupy Wall Street = Occupy Too Many Unknowns
The civil rights movement had Martin Luther King, the Women Suffrage Movement had Susan B. Anthony, the Black Power Movement (Black Panther Party) had Huey P. Newton, and The Mattachine Society (the first national gay rights organization) had Harry Hay. Although these individuals did not start these movements alone nor could they have succeeded in making changes without their supporters, the one factor they did have was the courage to lend their face, voice and name to a cause which they strongly believed in. Because the Occupy Movement continues to be a movement without a name or a face, the true belief in their cause is somewhat questionable or perhaps the movement is unsure as to what the “wants” are.
One of the biggest questions with all of the Occupy movements is: why will no one stand up to lead this movement? The OWS creed on the webpage is as follows:
Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions.
In completely understanding the OWS protestors’ position that all are one body and equal, fighting for a better America, praise needs to be given to the individuals listed above. They put their identity on the line for the supporters who shared the same strong wants and desires that they did. Being that they had such a strong belief in their cause and the desire for change, could it be that they could not have just been part of the movement but they needed to lead the movement?
Since September, the OWS movement has picked up tremendous steam not only in the United States but around the world as well. It is because of this and because of the amount of money that has been accrued thus far that the time has come to take this movement and turn it into something truly legitimate. It can not be argued that much needs to change in this country and around the world however the way in which the...