Protests spreading across the United States

I know you don’t come here for breaking news. So it’s no news that protests against the rampant corporate greed that has been spreading quickly around the country. Even as it starts to get crazy in New York City.

When I heard of this a few weeks ago, I wondered if this was something like what had stirred up the tea party people, or at least something similar to it. While the Occupy Wall Street folks were saying very different lines than the tea party folks, there seems to be something common at the root of their protests. Both seemed to be upset about the state of the nation, and the way things had been allowed to fester and degrade. That said, I think a message of “gov’t bad,” this new protest is going after the forces that are storing up huge piles of cash, money which could go to infrastructure, or education. It’s money that could be used for nation building—our nation.

On Saturday, the protest will officially come to Milwaukee. Though it’s been here since the moment it started and was publicized via the shortwave zine that we call the Internet.

I don’t know where this movement will go. But it will sure be interesting to be in on the ground level of it on Saturday. Saturday, October 15, from 10:30am to 3:00pm at “Ziedler-Union Square,” 301 W. Michigan Ave.

I think Frank would approve.

Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.