Wall Street Protests: Which Side Are You On?

Unlike executives, protesters are not seeking a bailout for themselves. They are trying to bail out democracy, blogs Van Jones at the Huffington Post.

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In a blog entry at the Huffington Post, Van Jones, president of RebuildtheDream.com, says the Occupy Wall Street movement is a protest against America's broken government. He says protesters have gone to the scene of the crimes leveraged against America's future.

Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American Democracy. Now it has become home to what may be our best hope for rescuing it.

For everyone who loves this country, for everyone whose heart is breaking for the growing ranks of the poor, for everyone who is seething at the unopposed demolition of America's working and middle class: the time has come to get off the fence.

A new generation has gone to the scene of the crimes committed against our future. The time has come for all people of good will to give our full-throated backing to the young people of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The young heroes on Wall Street today baffle the world because they have issued no demands. The villains of Wall Street had their demands -- insisting upon a massive bailout for themselves in 2008, while they pocketed million dollar bonuses. The Wall Street protesters are not seeking a bailout for themselves; they are working to bail out democracy.

Read Van Jones' complete blog entry at the Huffington Post.

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