FINALLY…the elusive answer to what those pesky Occupy Wall Street people want. And it comes from an unlikely place…Kaitlyn Ridel, Assistant News Editor for the University of Dayton’s student newspaper online edition:
The main goal of the Occupy Wall Street movement is to put pressure on government and on society in general to make it unacceptable for banks and large businesses to have an influence on politics. That’s the main goal.
They also want this: “What Occupy Wall Street is advocating is more employment and economic justice,” said Aaron Adams, a senior political science major and legislative aid for the Dayton City Commission office. She says it is important to understand the economic context of the movement in order to make an opinion about it.
“It is not about whether you agree or not, it is [about] understanding why they are protesting,” he said. “People have gambled with our money, and ruined the hope for the American dream.”
The movement aims to fight back against the “1 percent” of the richest Americans allegedly controlling the economy, according to the group’s website.
I think that’s a great summary.