Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy the Philippine Wall Street

A friendly follower told me in an electronic mail that my previous posts were politically incorrect.

I agree.

My posts were always like that.

and will always be.

Those were my PERSONAL experiences, observations and opinions to begin with.


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Literally,

I occupy a small space in the Philippine Wall Street.

Yes, Im working in Ayala Street in Makati, the Philippine counterpart of Wall Street.

Where the millionaire corporate jet owners prestigious office towers are located.

who, by the way,  DON'T pay their fair share of tax (which they patently do)




Working in the country's financial district made me aware of the present situation about the world's economy.

Noticing the huge difference between poor and rich,

the over-concentration of wealth around Wall Street

and its outsized influence in politics

Which put big bosses and politicians live in luxury

for just working 2 hours per day, 3 days a week

While we, the middle class

are working 8-10 hours per day 5-6 days a week

who pay taxes religiously and accurately 

still live in chaos and uncertainty.



The former Godfather's Pizza CEO said, "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone's fault if they succeeded; it is someone's fault if they failed" ( from here )



I work in a multinational company,

with above average paychecks.

but still,

I belong to the poor.




But I never give up hope

that a better world is possible

Through this post I am joining a modern day hippie movement, they say.

the protest demanding a stop on state and federal tax breaks for the rich,

an end to budget cuts and for jobs to be restored. 




Lets join hands in Occupying the Wall Street of the world.

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