I’m still in Seattle so just a quick note.
I met a self-proclaimed member of the 1%. I told him I had no problem with the wealthy but just wanted corporate dominance in politics and financial matters to end so that small businesses could have a fair shake.
He told me that if that is what the 99% want then he agrees. Being a libertarian he wanted all corporate money out of politics and desired the end to the Federal Reserve (something many of the Occupiers have called for also).
While I’m still not well versed on the latter (he recommended a book for me to read), we had found some common ground. Being willing to have a civil conversation can be so beneficial. Too bad it’s not done more in Washington.