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Thursday, November 24, 2011

"This is Occupy Thanksgiving," Haywood Carey, a protester, told CNN.

New York (CNN) -- Occupy protesters across the country celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, bringing all the trimmings of a traditional meal to the unlikely location of a demonstration.

"What you're seeing here is what we do every day. Every day we feed people. This is a special day for a lot of folks so we wanted to make a special event, but this is actually what the occupation does every single day," he said.

Occupy protesters celebrate Thanksgiving

What people are angry about is how wealth is used to influence our political system. It is not that people may be rich but what people and corporations are doing with the power they have with wealth. Money is political power in a corporatocracy; it destroys the "democratic republicanism" of a government for the people by the people. With corporatism, whoever has the most money has the most influence on our government. Republicans worship at this altar. Getting rich is fine but using your wealth to buy lobbyists and politicians is morally wrong and undemocratic.

Nothing wrong with being rich except the power to buy politicians

“For the first time [in history], people around the world are not identifying and organizing themselves along national or religious lines, but rather in terms of a global consciousness and demands for a peaceful life, a sustainable future, economic justice, and basic democracy. [People are realizing that what they must overcome] is a global corporatocracy that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems.”

‘Occupy’ movement sweeping the world

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