posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:10 PM
Originally posted by gncnew
The reason the cops are called out is because downtown NY is pretty much THE busiest place on the planet. If the protests are blocking traffic - both
vehicular and pedestrian - then effective operation of the city itself stops.
While I may or may not empathize with the protestor's agenda, this is just a blitz to try and gain as much media attention as possible.
Agreed, but the point of a protest is to draw attention to an issue (this one being greed) and this protest wouldn't have the same effect if these
people were camping in a field in, say, the land of Oz. They are there so that they CANT be ignored, disruption to traffic and general flow of the
city is to be expected. No major social/poltical changes ever happened behind closed doors. People had to take to the streets. This is merely history
repeating the same cycle. (hopefully for the better)
What exactly are you even protesting? There seems to be no consistant agenda or actual action the protests would like. It's ideologues
and/or board youth that have no jobs just "protesting" Wall Street?
People protesting because there bored? That's a new one. I believe they are protesting corporate greed. There protesting how america has been fracked
from the bottom up due to greedy wall st and banksters, steering the country into financial meltdown not to mention lobbying the government so that
they can receive billions in bailout money and pass laws that infringe upon constitutional rights. I think this protest is pretty straightforward from
what ive gathered from across the pond.
WTF is that exactly? What is the point? "We want rich people to know we're not going to take it anymore"?
Are you insinuating that there is a major flaw in that simple message and the way it is being carried out?
What about the poor single mom who's a receptionist for Mr. Wall Street but can't get to work because you're blocking the
The poor single mom is gonna have to suffer for the greater good. She is part of the 99% and will benefit in the long term should they succeed. Were
not talking about the changes that will happen today, we are talking about changes to the social and political system that will shape the future - For
the better. We might not benefit directly, but the next generation (god help them) might.
Better yet, why isn't this happening in Washington DC? Why not march on the White House? They're the ones that "bailed out Wall Street"
after all? They took your money and gave it to the "rich" people...
No point starting at Washington, Its the financial mess thats fracked everything, so logic kinda states that you start at the deep end - Wall street.
If you can take down an army of vampires then those ELECTED officials are going to listen to your demands much more closely. I dont think you quite
understand that america is no longer run by people, it is ran by big business.
I'm also sick of hearing whiny girly men and chicks screaming like they're being skinned alive every time a cop gets near them with their
iPhone camera rolling.
Fair opinion i guess, though calling them whiny girl men seems a little off. People SHOULD be wary of authority when protesting, more then once has
someone wearing a badge decided to take the law into their own hands.
"Occupy Wall Street" = "Board Attention Whores" looking for YouTube hits.
And you making a thread like this i suppose is only adding fuel to the fire. Does that make you a "bored attention whore, looking for ATS star and