There are many interesting things with Occupy Wall Street. Among others, children are having the time of their life. As I was
wandering in Zuccoti Park last week, I saw a children “area” where a lady was painting children’s faces. She was taking care of them while their parents were patiently debating ideas with whoever. Zuccoti Park is a forum where people take the time to talk about anything. And they keep talking even when a Ron Paul’s supporter on a bike honks to get their attention.
I could not help but think that the fathers’ movement ought to be there. After all, divorced fathers all over the country are in this whole thanks to the new democratic party that was shaped in the 90’s. When economic times were good and a budget surplus within reach, President Clinton endeavored to end welfare as we knew it. A republican President could not have done better. What this meant was always more stringent conditions to be eligible for welfare benefits and insanely coercive child support laws for divorced fathers. For them, unemployment is not an option, for it implies not meeting child support obligations and ending up in jail. I wish Thomas Ball would have lived to see Occupy Wall Street.