But Occupy's main problem is that they don't live reflective lives. They don't think. They don't problem solve.
They are all about building consensus. Punt consensus, go get a job, and start a savings account, learn about how to build wealth in little pieces over long periods of time, and do what they normal working people do every single day--work hard.
While many of Occupy would love to spit on the perceived wrongs they've been dealt, few of them understand what true income inequality is. Go back to the 1920's in the midst of women's suffrage and you would see it. Employers having the right to pay people less for the same job being done by a woman vs. the man she was working next to. But women now dominate the work scene, they head companies, they lead entire swaths of the work force in attaining success.
But our laws don't allow us to do that anymore.
We give raises based on merit and experience (except in labor unions who honestly believe they shouldn't have to work to get anything.)
In the free market we reward innovation, and we let the market handle the lack of it.
In America new ideas have not found their limits, and the need to produce, distribute, create, and expand will always exist.
Occupy really wants something different--they don't want income equality, because that would require real work--they want evenly distributed "wealth equity," regardless of how you went about getting it.
And that's the lazy man's approach.
So listen up Occupy. You don't have a "right" to a dime of anything. Earn your keep. Work hard. Excel in your endeavors and continue to learn. Make yourself invaluable to the operation--or shock of shocks--go start your own.
American history--unlike the histories of the socialist empires you pine for--is filled with people who changed the course of millions of lives, and because of their creativity and commitment to excellence and hard work they grew companies that employed thousands, made millions, and some even left behind plans to continue to change the world long after they no longer walked among us.
Taking a page from such a playbook, would begin to open your eyes--not to your victimhood, but to the array of potential that you have been too blind to even see!