In the same spirit that people performed a sit-in on Wall Street, October 1 saw the movement come to the nation’s capital. Occupy DC wants a “clear separation between politics and corporations,” but without any actual demands, they are protestors without any real cause.
I worked on 9th and F for a public affairs firm and honestly have no idea what this group is trying to accomplish. While phrasing that "corporations are people" can get dangerous if the concept is taken too far, the main issue here is that corporations can and should influence the political process. If people want to regulate industries, do the industries have no say? Do they just want lobbyists to lose their jobs?
The internet came as a result of subsidies and lobbying. Facebook even has lobbyists in DC.
But apparently the two segments of the “Occupy” group are having issues deciding if the country’s power is in DC or in Wall Street, where the movement began. The former cares about politics, the latter about money.
I just hope that they figure out what they want and who they support.
No, I don’t like having to pay record increases in tuition costs to go to college at Mason, but at least I’m educated enough to know that “protesting” at McPherson Square won’t do much to change that.