Apparently, if you host a TV or radio show, this week was the one where you officially chose sides on the whole Occupy Wall Street matter. After hearing the thoughts of Fox News and MSNBC anchors, someone else in the public eye has spoken out. This time it was none other than the titular host of Judge Mathis, Judge Greg Mathis. In a recorded message, Mathis implored his audience (particularly the African Americans) to support the movement. However, he also gave advice to the protesters on where he thought their proceedings so far were lacking.
Mathis, who speaks out on social issues from time to time (here’s his statement on the execution of Troy Davis), brought up the most frequently cited complaint about the movement (besides the dismissive insult that it’s made up of nothing but stoned hippies), that they have no set goal.
“It is not, however, clear that the Occupy Wall Street movement has a set agenda. If organizers want to continue to build momentum and ensure lasting change and reform, they must have concrete goals for their protests. As it stands now, the Wall Street protesters are still thinking as individuals and not as one cohesive unit with a single set of goals. It’s not enough to say we want to separate money from politics. If this movement is to be ultimately successful, we have to define what that means.”
Mathis’ message is thoughtful, interesting, and worth a watch. Watch it below:
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