#ows is not asking for a redistribution of wealth. They're responding to it.
I would say that is pretty much it, yes.
To many people, they’re looking at the protesters, and the situation in this country, as “Why are they complaining? Why are they out getting jobs?” — without the recognition that the wealth in this country has been getting redistributed, the gap between the rich and middle income is growing wider and wider, and the gap between the rich and poor could start being measured in astronomical units.
So, it’s not so much that “they hate the rich”, more accurately it’s a recognition that the rich hate them.
From his speech at the DNC in 1936, Franklyn Roosevelt said thse works, probably without realizing how prophetic they’d become:
These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the Flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the Flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they [the Flag and the Constitution] stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike.
Max Udargo over at The Daily Kos takes that 53% guy to task for his pretty basic misunderstanding of the issues driving Occupy Wall Street:
The 8-hour workday and the 40-hour workweek became a standard by which we judged our economic success, and a reality check against which we could verify the American Dream.
via Daily Kos: Open Letter to that 53% Guy.