Occupy Wall Street: Blame yourself

I’m not surprised I got a question like this from Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC. Given the mindset of Mr. O’Donnell and most of his colleagues, it’s to be expected that he would cite my statement – that Occupy Wall Street protesters have only themselves to blame if they are unemployed or lacking wealth – and ask if I wanted to apologize for saying so.

Not a chance.

In fact, I would add this: Anyone who abandons these protests and tries taking my advice is almost certain to end up better off. That’s because it’s empowering to you when you stop blaming other people for your situation, and start taking responsibility for yourself.

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