Occupy Wall Street – When Choosing Sides, Go Wrong.

With Occupy Wall Street taking over the news, the big question most people are asking themselves is which side is right and which side is wrong? But is that really the right question we should be asking ourselves? Are the answers really that black and white? Perhaps part of the problem is our narrow-minded thinking, which is consistent with our bi-partisan system and now creating revolts like Occupy Wall Street. Most catastrophes in general are caused by more than one party, more than one socioeconomic group etc. However, because it is human nature to blame the other side without acknowledging our own faults, our black and white thinking causes head-on collisions with each other, causing protests, violence and societal disorder. Once the "horse is out of the barn" extremism tends to formulate in all kinds, eventually creating an illusionary battle amongst ourselves - Capitalism vs Socialism.

It seems the point of this music video is to illustrate that the cause of the housing crash simply wasn't one-sided. While Greed Is Good uses "extremist" like clips in their video (such as a Banker stealing a dollar bill from a homeless man), their satire intends to epitomize Wall Street's response to the people, inflicting a deeper message that consumers played an impacting role in our 2008 housing crash, as well.

What we can take from the video is that if all the American people (not just protestors) can stop identifying "themselves" and "others" into a category - Republican or Democrat, Capitalist or Socialist, Main Street or Wall Street, 99% or 1%, then perhaps this nation can begin to make progress towards the real issues that need to be addressed.


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