thought now there were imminent occupy happenings planned for perth, and there is already discussion across various threads, it would valid to start a new thread...
the best and worst thing about this movement is that there ARE so many different people, with so many different ideas, but all are involved and all feel that things could be better for everyone. i cringe when i hear some of the sound bites repeated by the media - they are not my ideas, nor why i am there. but that just makes it more important that i AM there, so i can have my ideas heard too.
yes australia is "better off" than most of the world. yes we have a different set of issues. yes the occupy idea was taken from the happenings in america. do any of these things make it invalid for people of all beliefs and political backgrounds to come together with a sense that things just aren't right?
the idea of a leaderless group of individuals united only by an idea, is not new (hello anonymous!). the concept that ordinary people can start a discussion of what is happening in our world today, is hardly radical.
*edit: i have just realised reading the responses to this thread are probably only going to make me even more depressed (as reading the carbon tax and liberal / government threads do) but here we go i guess