VIDEO: Populist Politician Elizabeth Warren Forsees Occupy Wall Street In ’09
1:19 pm, October 10th | by Hillary Reinsberg
With the so-called “lack of media attention” given to Occupy Wall Street in its early days, it feels a bit like the protests came out of nowhere and spread like wildfire. But Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren predicted that this would happen a few years back.
In 2009, she told Dan Rather that if we paid attention to history, we should recognize that we’re due to face a crisis:
“About every 15 to 20 years we have another crisis. We call them panics. We have different names for them. But for 140 years. The pattern is just unmistakable. Then we hit the Great Depression.”
Her words have now gone viral, and Internet commentators have also picked up on these statements she made, which some argue make a good case for the Wall Street occupation:
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. … You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea—God bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is [that] you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
Check out the video to see what Warren had to say and how Occupy Wall Street supporters are taking those words to heart: