The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands – the ownership and control of their livelihoods – are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.
~ Helen Keller, 1911
You see? The struggle now emerging as Occupy Wall Street is one long-standing, ongoing fight over who shall decide the circumstances under which the vast majority of the world live. Will it be the bankers and other super-rich? Or the people themselves?