The Occupy protests are starting to get more serious. Cities across North America are growing tired of having a bunch of folks clogging up their parks, and the police are starting to react. It’s all fairly predictable. And most people in North America – read the silent majority – really don’t get it.
They don’t understand why people are willing to endure the squalor and the cold to try to change the system. And that’s because for most older middle-class people, life has been good. They don’t understand what there is to complain about. I understand. I’m an old hippie and I understand that the Occupy protesters are basically fighting the same thing the hippies did. It’s called the Establishment – at least that’s what we called it back in the old days.(...more)