You’ve probably heard about the recent demonstrations across the country against corporate greed and the demise of the middle class. Are these the beginning rumblings of an
waking from a complacent slumber? Is it class warfare as some so derisively call it? America
Listen, the foundation of this country was about religious freedom, freedom from oppression and the elitism of
Europe, and financial freedom. The colonists grew to resent seeing the results of their hard work flow back to Europe. We went to war to gain our independence. became the symbol of freedom and opportunity. It is not in the nature of Americans to remain complacent for too long when they see themselves being stripped of their hard-earned freedoms. America
So when someone like presidential candidate Herman Cain says “I don’t have much patience for someone who does not want to achieve their American dream the old-fashioned way,” I have to ask what the hell is he talking about? Americans have always taken to the streets in protest when those in power would not listen to the call for justice and freedom. If they hadn't, Cain wouldn't be running for President. When Mitt Romney dismisses these demonstrations as class warfare and states that “I’m just trying to occupy the White House,” I say, watch out. Americans may have finally had their fill of greedy Wall Street institutions and corporations. They hold their Congress in utter contempt for its venality, stupidity, and unresponsiveness to their wishes. They are infuriated about the threats to the American dream for themselves and future generations. Class warfare? Bring it on.