It’s a David and Goliath struggle. The Occupiers’ tents are dwarfed by the skyscrapers of the financiers. The Masters of the Universe control huge political budgets — the Chamber of Commerce alone spent $276 million to give Republicans a majority in the House of Representatives after the 2010 elections — while Occupiers survive on donated pizzas.
When protesters gather in front of the Chamber’s headquarters and chant, “this is what Democracy looks like,” it’s hard to escape the ironic truth that America’s democracy does look like downtrodden citizens clamoring outside the fortresses of power while the 1 percent push through laws that are crushing the nation’s middle class.
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