posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by mugger
True about the Tea Party. I remember being slightly involved with it in 2007 before the republicans started slinking in. Now I don't like it, as it
is being used as a rocket for their same agendas in the long run.
The feeling with OWS though was sudden and final, with no room for negotiation. That was what made it stand out so much more in my being as something
to pay attention to. Sometimes I get a passing feeling similar over this thing or another, but most of the time they are over small things that I am
affected directly by and are probably best described as proper course changes to stay in the safest water. If those were ones or twos on the scale,
this one rang in at a solid 10 and cracked the gauge. Now it is like the collision alarm has gone off and the word "Brace!" keeps going off over
the loudspeaker. I would guess my subconscious is throwing a heck of a fit over this.
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I suppose if it were true that this was completely against big business that major figures in that group would be against that wouldn't they? I was
sure that I saw somewhere that Soros was for it. (D'oh!)
Shopping locally wouldn't hurt the mega-corps because they are in multiple layers of the supply chain. So much of the "local" goods are trucked
in. Where do you think that local bakery gets its flour? Or the auto parts store gets their tires? What about the library, are all of their books
made locally (I know this one you don't spend money on directly, but you still pay through it most of the time through taxes and fines)?
Our economy, for better or worse, is set up in such a manner that the specialized excess from one area flows to an area of shortage in exchange for
the excess of their specialization. This has allowed the human population to grow far beyond what is natural. This has necessitated the growth of
multi-national entities to arrange these transactions. Think for a moment what happens if you manage to slay one of these behemoths? I'm not
defending them, I hate the fact they have come into existence, but they are there, we cannot start kicking out the support pillars of our civilization
without first realizing that the roof is going to crush some or all of us in the process. You say stop pandering to them, make them play fair, I
agree, but the line must be drawn shy of their destruction, for if that happens an unknown number of people will starve or freeze or be diseased.
If you can live with that on your mind when your wishes become true then you are a bigger man than I am. For I can't stomach losing one life because
of something so small as the hatred of what essentially is a name on a piece of paper with a bunch of signatures on it.