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On the Eve of Occupy Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 14, 2011 3:10 pm

Sitting in my office, I’m wondering how tomorrow and the days moving forward will play out. The Occupy Wall Street movement will be finally coming home. The idea, which started in Vancouver has spread throughout North America and is about to take another bold step forward with mass occupations of major Canadian cities. What can we expect from the peaceful protest? Will it be peaceful or will masked anarchists once again ruin things for the majority of protesters? 

Tomorrow 2000 people are expected to descend up the mulch at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They are upset with the current state of economic affairs. For them capitalism seems to be broken. They call themselves the 99% and they want equality for all. Unions leaders and representatives will be there, to show that they too still care about the common person.

Then there are people out there that believe that if you work hard, you’ll be rewarded. Perhaps this visual can better illustrate that point.

At the end of the day, no economic or political system is perfect. Ideally one may be better than the other, however, neither will work perfectly as we forget the element of human greed and laziness. Both of these elements are a drain on society. Some complain about profits over people. Others complain about lazy people just wanting hand outs. In the end, right now there is no middle ground, perhaps this movement can help gravitate towards it.

Image: @OccupyVancouver


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