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Demonstrating: for what?

Thousands have taken to the streets in New York, and elsewhere, protesting on Wall Street for what?

Many of those lining city streets in the Big Apple, and elsewhere, don’t really know. At least that’s what some of them tell the media.

That could be true of the majority. It takes only a wisp of controversy, a hint of turmoil or a championship by some team that plays games children play for fun and a rowdy, riotous crowd gathers and does their thing, no matter the cause or consequences.

These demonstrations, apparently headed to the far reaches of the nation and planet, will soon spill across the sidewalks and streets of cities and even Roanoke.

Ostensibly, the demonstrators are demanding (a threat?) to the end of the financial system as known today.

What do the protestors really want? One Wall Street worker said they have a right to demonstrate but don’t seem to have a goal.

If changes had been made, from the federal government down, the economic mess might have been less gloomy and a bit brighter.

Why did people purchase high priced houses into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, knowing full well they could never pay such high monthly mortgage payments?

Was it to keep up with the Joneses, or due to pressure from real estate agents and lenders?

Big, fine cars, boats, mobile homes and all the other trappings people wanted, not needed, to make an impression, was that the cause.

Is the growing number of demonstrations encouraged by political motives being used to divert attention from one aspect of displeasure among Americans voters to another?

Who’s footing the bill for such actions? Are demonstrators on the dole of U.S. taxpayers, drawing unemployment and other benefits?

Free speech is a right. Being demanding, threatening, uncouth, destructive and obnoxious are not.



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