I do so love Sundays. They scream out – do nothing! Flop out! Relaxation – it’s good for the soul and whatnot. So why am I cleaning house? Oh, right… adulthood. Hrmph.
Still, a few links of interest to share. The BBC has finally started covering the Occupy movement now that it’s hit our fair British shores (sort of; the protesters weren’t permitted near their object of occupation, and were partially barricaded to prevent the crowd getting bigger), so there’s a few good pieces from there to share:
Is Occupy Wall Street bad for the American Dream?
This is just a nice little opinion piece showing that, whatever detractors claim, they want the same basic things of the government and the country. I don’t know a single person protesting who hasn’t busted their ass to get by, so while I roll my eyes at those who insist this is just a demand for more hand-outs… to each their own on opinions, though. I’m definitely glad that the attempts to quash the American side of the protests before the big international show started yesterday didn’t pan out.
Conservatives launch “We are the 53 percent” to criticize 99 percenters
This is a nice little chiding piece explaining what’s behind the so-called 53%, and a gentle dismantling query of wondering exactly if they’re thinking before talking.
And unrelated to the occupation, but not surprising:
Liam Fox resignation exposes Tory links to US radical right
There was a point in listening to the rhetoric on one side of the pond and t’other where there was no other conclusion I could draw. Having said that, I am still undecided how I feel about things in general with the governance of the United Kingdom. I definitely do think that useful programs shouldn’t be ditched or sold out so that well-connected cronies can’t buy out this country in full too. 🙁
Anyways, back to the lovely weekend slackerdom… after doing some dishes. Stupid adulthood, right?