A yawning gap between rich and poor, and all the social evils arising from that, is what the Occupiers seek to galvanize public opinion around. They’re giving a voice to hundreds of millions of people getting a raw deal out of a capitalist system that for all its virtues has in recent decades been in service to a tiny privileged elite.
Every progressive movement, from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later the NDP) to workplaces organizing drives to correct a power imbalance between employees and the owners of capital, has been vulnerable to mischaracterization by the ultra-comfortable few.
Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done. Jack Layton, August 22, 2011