Are things in the toilet right now? Yes.
Do the heads of major corporations, banks, and manufacturers get an unfair safety net? Yes.
Does the government lag in its response to the needs of the average citizen? Yes.
Is there a fair amount of hypocrisy in how the rich are treated compared to the rest? Yes.
Is everything the fault of stockbrokers, CEOs, politicians, and so on? No.
Are all those people in the so-called "1%" uncaring a-holes? No.
Did those bailouts just save the owners and stakeholders? No.
Can all of what's wrong be changed by calling for the dismantling the entire system? Hell no.
I respect what you're doing, protesters, because the message needs to be sent that the folks on Wall Street and Bay Street and the City and so on. The message they need to hear is that what goes on in their bubbles affects all of us greatly out here in the real world. Some have realized this, others, not so much. So keep on doing what you're doing, you've got all the justification in the world.
But please, please don't tell me that everyone who makes money off the stock markets or works in the banking system or is an open capitalist is somehow immoral, evil, and destroyed your life. That is utter bullshit.
I'm not suggesting this is what most of you are saying, but there's a rather significant number of you who need to appreciate that everyone else here is human too. There's a good possibility that I'm biased because my own family is well off thanks to a legacy of well-managed investments and business ownership - but you can't tell me my grandfather is a capitalist pig, and somehow expect me to support you.
Everyone just wants to survive. Some do it at the expense of others, and that's got to change. The gap does need to be closed, taxes do need to be collected, and yes, every person deserves full access to healthcare. Just don't go overboard on it, OK?