The initial revolution in 1776 was to rid excessive taxation, oppressive rule and a wealth disparity as well as being controlled by British Royalty. That's the same thing that the Occupy movement is facing now. What was different then than now? No one in the movement is holding rifles and squaring off against government troops, so they're doing it in a more peaceful way and are being told there is no problem? The ones saying there is no problem ARE the problem. The 6 family owners of Wal-Mart have more wealth than the bottom 30% of Americans, that's not a sign of the problems in America? Everyone in America knows that Wal-Mart isn't the only large brand that ruins the economy paying their employees pennies on the dollar while selling a vast majority of goods NOT made in the US, how are they a US brand when 95% of their goods are made overseas?
Although many individuals and news commentators have sneered at the Occupy Wall Street protesters, there are many citizens who support the ideas of the movement. The "Occupy" sentiment has not only spread across the country to other American cities, but has also had parallel protests around the world. The movement reflects a basic and shared frustration of the American people about how the government and wealthy entities (corporations and individuals) have rigged the system unfairly, and could continue to grow into a significant change about how America operates.
OWS's goals include a reduction in the influence of corporations on politics,more balanced distribution of income,more and better jobs,bank reform , forgiveness of student loan debt or other relief for indebted students,and alleviation of the foreclosure situation.Some media label the protests "anti-capitalist",while others dispute the relevance of this label.Some protestors have favored a fairly concrete set of national policy proposals.
The Occupy Wall Street movement can not possible succeed. Firstly, they do not have a concise message. It is a compilation of ideas, many of which are good, but it is disorganized. They need centralized leadership. Secondly, the movement is outdoors, and weather prevents this from truly maximizing its potential.