I typically shy away from politcal talk on this blog, even though I don’t consider (at least now in its infancy) the Occupy Wall Street movement to be political. If anything, it’s apolitical. It’s a movement in which the general public is calling out the oligarchy for its moral turpitude. According to Wikipedia: The concept of moral turpitude escapes precise definition but has been described as an “act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellowmen, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man.”
A corporation cannot act morally, not if morality gets in the way of profits. So, here is my breakdown of how we got here.
a (b + c) = x
That’s a simple math equation, right?
Now substitute these values:
a = corporate control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=103AYigJSDs
c = the growing gap between rich and poor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Duhq5oCp0
x = well… we’ll see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i1-j1IZEKw