The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --The social demonstrations against corporate greed and economic inequality continue to spread. The political impact that these protesters will have is still debatable. However, each of us must decide independently: When does the political become personal? Should I get involved? Q: I am from a middle class family from Staten Island. My mother and father never had the opportunity to go to college and neither did my brothers and sisters.I like the lifestyle that my career on Wall Street has afforded me. First of all, l admit to like living the "good life." I don't make tons, but enough to enjoy myself. Also, it's nice to give back to my parents, who have given me so much.
What would you be joining?On its website, "Occupy Wall Street" states it is:
"...a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.""Occupy Wall Street" seems to be all liberal (best sense of the word!) things to all liberal people; with an overarching concept that social and structural inequities are perpetuated by the few at the expense of the many. The protesters believe Wall Street professionals, media pundits, and political legislators are all the culprits of these inequities.