Supposedly Wall street was just the tune up for the big Nashville protest. What exactly is their goal? Hard to tell.
From the article...
“They definitely have a right to be here, but they don’t seem to have a goal. What is it, to put Wall Street people in jail?” asked Michael Devaney, who works in information technology at one of the financial district’s many banks.
One veteran Wall Streeter figured she might as well introduce herself. “I just said what exactly are you protesting?”
One of the protesters told her he was upset with the marketing of subprime mortgages. Jennifer Berg countered by asking if homebuyers who took on too much debt shouldn’t share some of the responsibility. Berg said she told them that if they tried to close down Wall Street, it would choke the flow of money that sustains the world economy.
“We had a really decent chat. These guys were disgruntled. I think they were unemployed. They felt like they were making a difference,” Berg said. “They listened to what I had to say and then they shook my hand. They said it was a great pleasure to have this conversation.”
The NY and potential Nashville protests seem disjointed and not clearly for any one goal. More just general anger. Again, it seems this is more and more a theme with protests. "We are here to protest! We are mad as heck, but not sure about what or what we want you to do about it!"
What can a person take away from that?