I don't have much more to say about this myself, but we'd all do well to listen to this:
I am so damn sick and tired of Occupy Wall Street. Every so called “progressive” I know of is riding the #OWS dick like it is going out of style. Me? I can’t stand the shit. For the most part, I see most of the protests that have been inspired by Occupy Wall Street to be strictly the work of some spoiled little (previously) rich brats who can’t handle the fact that the college education that mommy and daddy paid for did not get them the high paid cushy job that they truly believe they deserve. I would be willing to bet that almost all of those who are running around with signs about being the 99% would not give a FUCK about economic injustice if they were not directly impacted by it in the present moment. And I bet in five years, most of them will be sitting in some multinational corporation’s headquarters shaking their heads and chuckling about the days when they were “radicals”.
Yes, yes, and yes. And this is basically my problem with the whole thing, said much better than I ever could. Here's a hint for my peers: it's okay not to make so much money. You're making too much already. Get over yourselves. Yes, it's "hard" to give up your privilege; I'm certainly still not there yet. But I've definitely got better things to do than whine about it. Not to say that Occupy* is all bad; just that once again, privileged people need to be very, very careful.