The point being made is that in an relatively balanced and equal society, nobody should live like an executive or make that much money. When one person can spend enough money to support more then 10 average people, you have a serious imbalance and a serious problem.
It's a scary thing for a country so steeped in consumeristic, capitalistic ideals, but if you want a more equal, opportunistic society for everyone, vast disparities in wealth between people cannot exist.
I agree with you here. I was born in the UK and live in Japan and I would like to add that this is a global issue.
I understand you are in the US and thats where the protests are kicking off, but this is global.
People all over the world are sick of a system where a very small few take way more than they need at the expense of the many. A system where our so called "news" is filtered and controlled to serve the interests of those with the money and power.
A system where democracy is just a thin vale, a pretense, and the people really controlling political policy and agenda are the super rich elite.
All over the world its a time for change. A much needed change.
I am not a Marxist or suggesting we have to destroy our governments. I just think that there has to be a more of a balance in the way resources, money and power is shared by the people of the earth.
People say the economy is screwed and that we are in a recession (again globally). Well yes, but if that "economy" is based on and kept alive by buying shit you don't need, maybe it should be screwed. Maybe it should fall apart for something new to come out.
At the end of the day the sun shines and plants through their ability to harvest the suns energy, make food available to us and the other creatures on the planet. Water to drink is constantly made available again by the suns energy supply (evaporating water from the sea to make clouds).
Its the sun and mother earth that supports the essentials of life on our planet. Not the BS "economy".
The last time I checked the sun didn't know shit about this recession or the Dow Jones.