“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.” – Franklin D Roosevelt [Source: Think Exist]
The US holiday shopping season has kicked off. Black Friday has traditionally been the busiest retail day of the year and a money-spinner for malls. However, changing consumer habits have cost these malls their profit.
The top one percent of the world financial pyramid is protecting the one percent and they are causing major damage to the 99 percent in the US. The US has been the scene of protests since September 17, when a group of people who have dubbed themselves the 99 percent began rallying in New York's financial district to protest 'corporate greed' and top-level corruption among other instances of social inequality in the United States. US police have used violent methods to disperse or arrest protesters. The movement has now spread to major US cities and other countries, including Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.