|The revolution begins within, comrade!|
Nobody is forced to use Wall Street's (The City's, etc, etc) products and services.
You don't have to keep a fat stack of "cash in the bank", that those evil Banksters can gamble with.
You don't need to put on your credit cards a load of pointless stuff you don't need and can't afford.
Everyone is not required to go to university and amass huge, life-sucking debts in the process.
It is not necessary for you to take on a massive mortgage that you will perhaps never be able to repay.
All of these things are choices we all have to make, as individuals. They are not mandatory checkboxes in the margin of your life story, which some corporate or public [busy] body demands that you must fill in, on pain of death, or imprisonment, or y'know, maybe just a wedgie… a Chinese burn… or a stern and disapproving look?
What is the Occupy movement today really all about? Is it about relieving Joe & Josephine Average of the requirement to make these kind of life choices and deal with the consequences that may ensue?
Sick of the banks getting bailed out when they make a mistake? Great, me too! So, let's stop the bank bail-outs.
But, wait a minute… how about those bail-ins, with innocent bank depositors like you'n'me losing our money? So unfair! Yes, that kind of thing is much more fun while it's happening to someone else (but especially those evil bankers of course).
Maybe your bank made a mistake with its bets… but that's not your problem — it's theirs! You didn't place any bet on anything, you didn't make any bad choices that went wrong for you. Right? ;-)
Be the change you want to see.