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Originally posted by redrose123
reply to post by michaelmcclen
You are either a troll or an instigator either way I don't think you have the right to say anything about the US. Everyone involved in the occupywallstreet know that they are up against the meanest killing machine on the planet if they get called out. They knew and agreed to be non violent in order to not give an excuse to the authorities to call it out. What did your riots in the UK accomplish from what I can tell nothing. It takes a stronger and better person to be non vilent than an idiot to act a fool.
Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
Yes, America has lost it's sense of community. People don't trust people anymore. Just the way it is.
Yes, America doesn't know how to stand against injustice. They only rally behind some cause involving children or puppies. No helping out the average Joe.
Yes, America does have a chance of turning itself around. I just think half the population has to die first, and not along ethnic, political, or any other subcatagorical lines. Just half it's population. Should wake up the remainder.
And No, peaceful protests don't work, because Cops are the first to bring weapons to a peaceful protest. Just their presence is a slap in the face to the whole idea. They are intentional catalysts.
I still have a backbone, so does every American. People always want to jump start this revolutionary business. Why? We all know it is inevitable. We get people jumping the gun on this and it's bad news for everybody. Just wait. It's all it takes. Everything will fall into place. It always has. The camels' back hasn't broken yet. People are not pissed enough. But it will happen.
edit on 26-9-2011 by Bobaganoosh because: addition
Yes. The government has replaced the family and community. This is the true evil of the nanny state.
Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Has America lost its sense of community?
Originally posted by michaelmcclenHas Americas lost their back bone to fight injustice?
Not anymore. With the formation of the SS(sorry, DHS), and the "patriot act"(Orwellian double speak at it's best), we are now a Huxley style police state with Orwellian style surveillance mostly in place. At this point, effective resistance is not even a pipe dream.
Originally posted by michaelmcclenHas America no chance of turning itself around?
They don't care about peaceful protest.
Originally posted by michaelmcclenIs the peaceful protests working?
The average "joe" just wants his six pack, his football, and for his wife to stop nagging him about stuff. He does not even know that he is in chains.
Anywho, do you think its the average joe that doesent give two hoots about the general population and their problems or is it still mainly a class based system thats holding people back from converging on wall street?
Originally posted by Heart Is Black
Originally posted by caledonia
Originally posted by Heart Is Black
The Americans are weak, fat, lazy and too sorry to get off their asses and do something. The ones who do not fall in that category are the ones on prescription meds and dying.
Sometimes I am ashamed to be an American, nothing really gets done over here.
I guess the brain washing started going down after the Titanic sunk or some # like that.[edits by]edit on 25-9-2011 by Heart Is Black because: (no reason given)