Occupy Wall Street sometimes seems to be disoriented but the common thread is that the banks have fucked the American economy and destroyed the middle class. To pour salt into that wound, the American working class was forced to reimburse the banksters for the money that they stole. The banks thanked us by raising our interest rates and freezing our credit, all the while, paying themselves obscene bonuses for their incompetence and greed.
The right wing is trying to paint OWS protesters as a war against wealth. Nothing could be further from the truth. What the left wants is for the wealthy to pay their fair share of operating the government of the United States. Reagan brought us trickle down economics. The insane idea that if we give more wealth to those who are already incredibly rich, they will use that money to create jobs which will eventually help the peasants.
They created jobs alright. They created millions of jobs in India and China and each of those offshore jobs was taken away from an American. The only thing that tricked down from Reagan was that effuse which escaped from that senile old fools diaper.
Not everyone can travel to New York to join the protest. You are in luck because OWS is spreading across the country. The movement is becoming more organized and has the potential to become a liberal version of the Tea Party.
There is another thing that you can do to get the banks attention. Move your accounts! If you have money in Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, Chase, Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley, move that money to a local bank or a credit union. These small institutions also offer credit cards so start using those cards instead of those from the bankster companies. This is a boycott that will be heard right now and will send a clear message to the banksters that we are not going to take it anymore.