Originally posted by Fiberx
In order to be taken seriously, you have to have a weapon. You have to pose a threat. Today it was made clear that non-violent weapons are not acceptable when they arrested 400 people for blocking a street. What they are saying is that it's ok to say you are protesting something, but taking action to create change is going too far.
At some point, the people will have to hold the field to affect actual change. Until then the whole thing is just "neat".
If they were going to respond to public outcry willingly, things would have already begun to change.
Pretty much. They will never take them seriously until theres a ton of people with firearms that ain't f*cking around when it comes to being serious. There's no such thing as a peaceful revolution, unless the countries military and generals are doing the overthrowing and then they give the ultimatum "get out or die" (just like Egypt did in the spring). Marching on wall street however isn't going to solve the problem. The problem is in Washington D.C. what with the fed government giving these bankers and tycoon's BJ's in the Oval Office daily. The problem is our government is so corrupt that they accept "gifts" from these ridiculously wealthy corporations if they will vote to support the corporations agendas.