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Who is the 99% and What Does That Mean?

When considering the statement, “We are the 99%” it’s important to distinguish between the message as “symbol” and the literal meaning. While to some this distinction is clear, to many others it isn’t.  That is, obviously the occupy movement doesn’t “represent” in any real way the 99%: 1% is approximately three million people in the US. Adding to that the much larger percent of people hired to defend the interests of that 1%, like the  private security (see this article for more on the subject: ), public police forces … Continued