This week, the Occupy Wall Street movement received a celebrity boost from liberal elites, Michael Moore and Professor Cornel West. Since September 17th, Zuccotti Park has been the stage for Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and protest of “Corporate Personhood.”
However with few having a full understanding of this late 18th century body of jurisprudence, the protests have degenerated into a basic protest against corporate greed and the unofficial federal pro-business policies.
This movement has shocked many that it is still occuring as the end of September approaches. Already, the Occupy Wall Street protests have gained the attention of the international press, the NYPD, and New York City residents. However, this week has been especially exciting for leaders of this Adbusters-backed protest with three high profile celebrities having made appearances at Zuccotti Park.
Following the visit of Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Cornel West have both made cameo appearances at Zuccotti Park. Tuesday, Moore, the celebrated documentary producer, told protesters that the demonstrations thus far are “just the beginning” and that “[the power of the protesters] is derived from the people.” Dr. West, the outspoken academic and professor at Princeton professor, made far more reaching statements like his statement on MSNBC in which he said: “The top 10 percent got 100 percent of income growth. That’s pathological. You can’t sustain a democracy when you have that kind of wealth inequality.”
The appearances of Dr. Cornel West and Michael Moore has given a bit more fuel for the Occupy Wall Street protests. Whether such cameos will provide enough fuel has yet to be seen.