Click on We Are the 99 Percent for more stories of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Here’s how Mike Konczal sums up these stories.
The people … aren’t demanding to bring democracy into the workplace via large-scale unionization, much less shorter work days and more pay. They aren’t talking the language of mid-twentieth century liberalism, where everyone puts on blindfolds and cuts slices of pie to share. The 99% looks too beaten down to demand anything as grand as “fairness” in their distribution of the economy. There’s no calls for some sort of post-industrial personal fulfillment in their labor – very few even invoke the idea that a job should “mean something.” It’s straight out of antiquity – free us from the bondage of our debts and give us a basic ability to survive.
Click on Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are the 99% Tumblr for Mike Konczal’s complete analysis on his Rortybomb web log.