An open letter to all the Occupy [location] people
I get it. You have a degree in Creative Writing or World Religion. You do not want to work at McDonalds for minimum wage because you are proud and stubborn. So that’s why you’re living in a tent city to protest society doing you wrong. Seems like you made a lot of wrong choices in your life. Of course that can’t be your fault, can it? You fell through the net. The social platform wasn’t flexible or smart enough to catch you on your way down.
I worked at a sawmill when I was sixteen. Do you think that was my dream job? It helped me get extra money that I needed. I never really thought I would end up being a programmer. I always wanted to work with graphic design. Never got the chance to do that because my grades weren’t good enough to get into those programs at school.
What did I do? I went down the route that provided the most opportunities at the time. I didn’t pick a profession and then spend three to four years in school. Things change. The economy changes. The markets change. So does the job market.
I guess I am the %1 because I did the best I could with what I had. I didn’t camp in a park for two weeks demanding that the government fix my every problem. I for one want as little as possible to do with the government. If that means I may have some tough times at one point or another in my life, then so be it.
Since I am Swedish I often get the retort: “You can always go back to Sweden” when I criticize anything American. Well, here’s one right back at you: Don’t like it here? Get the fuck out.
Did you even ask yourself what you will do if there are no jobs for your desired profession? You were just sixteen and that’s a lot of choices and decisions for a child. Even children can apply logic to any situation.
Grow a set of balls and take responsibility for your own actions and quit your whining. Get a fucking haircut, a shave, and go look for a job that is within your capabilities*.
* There are veterans and other people that have indeed been screwed over by our government and they are not the intended recipients of this letter.
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- paulymiller said:Regardless of their motivation or educational background, the Occupy protesters have bought some ugly truths to the public consciousness. Truths about the banking and financial industry that need to be addressed.
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- plemur said:You realize that people are not asking for their individual problems to be fixed, but rather an end to corporate personhood, lobbying influence, and money buying outcomes of legislation while forcing loopholes that benefit only the rich, right?
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- lafix said:You’re not the 1% unless you’re a billionaire. If you are, congrats!
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