Blog 4

In regards to the aftermath of OWS, many people are unsure of what is to come. As mentioned in the article, one protestor had a so-called “hippy mentality” and said they were there to have a good time. The protestors all band together in order to make a statement and stand up for what they believe in. The common goal is to make a significant change in society. Although their motives and reasons are different, many people want to be heard. They are representing the 99% and versing the 1%, the elite. The article states, “First, let us not blame people and their attitudes: the problem is not corruption or greed, the problem is the system that pushes you to be corrupt. The solution is neither Main Street nor Wall Street, but to change the system where Main Street cannot function without Wall Street”. They are pushing the blame to the system as opposed to the people. Corruption is so prominent nowadays. Even the media is corrupt and picks and chooses what should be shown. Their take influences people who are watching and shapes their opinions and views. OWS certainly has a great deal off attention and although they may have stopped for a bit, it was a pause and not a full stop because they will keep fighting until justice is served in some way. Who knows when that will be. 

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3 responses to “Blog 4

  1. I agree that the system is corrupt and pushes most people into corruption and that the media also has alot of negative influence. At the same time I believe that when it comes to the media people need to learn how to think outside the box instead of believing everything they see and hear on tv. People can only blame themselves for ignorance not the system.

  2. I agree with the above post as well as the above comment. Often times, the media get blame for the actions of individuals, especially adolescents. Sometimes it’s true but most of the time it’s not. Yes there are those who say and repeat everything they see around them but many people do or say things because that’s what they grew up around, therefore that’s what they’re used to.
    Gaurdians need to be blamed for an individual’s actions instead of the media. I grew up knowing what the media portrays but my actions are defined by what I was taught not by what I watched or read.
    We live in an individualistic society so besides it depending on media, or gaurdians, actions are based on the individual.

  3. I agree with the replies above me. There is so much knowledge and information out there now about how different facets of the media are in different people’s pockets it’s simply negligence to take the media’s word for it now.

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