"we are scrambling to make plans for some people to be arrested."
"Its what everyone has been waiting for."
I don't understand. If the arrestees just surrender peacefully and get given driven away, what is the gain?
If they plan on making a fuss about it, is the goal to provoke police response that can be taped and shown on the internet? If that's it, OWS gets
called a violent movement and normal people thinking about joining get turned off.
Is it to signal that a new phase of more aggresive confrontation has begun?
Atlanta is dangerous, they should crack down on this one, because this one has the potential to turn violent and spread throughout the metro area.
IMO... why wait 37 minutes?
These freaks (those who are actually the origin of all of this) are not going to relent until there is widespread violence somewhere... The attempts
to control the movement through political organizers, popular media support and business figures is faltering.
You can crack heads and make arrests now, or wait and ultimately have to order extra body bags and refrigerated trailers for storage later.
I have been watching the stream.
Here's where I end up.
"Hey,hey, ho, ho, corporate greed has got to go!"
On this I am right there with them.
They are kindly, calm. It's fine. I feel like maybe in Atlanta the gathers are more in line with where I am at.
Then a different speaker comes on and says that "our comrades" in Boston are going to be evicted from "their revolution"
I want change and improvement. I do not want revolution. Despite our failings our country lives better than others.
The far left tinge on this is too heavy. If they tear down our system, what do they REALLY think would replace it.
There has never been a better system than ours. Ever. It should be protected. The protests (there should be some) should be about protecting it
from the abuse it has suffered in recent years. I truly feel that good people are being made the tool of a greater/darker power.
I don't wish these people harm, but Atlanta will be very foolish if they send cops into this mess right now. Let things die down and people get on
whatever they get high/drunk with and go to sleep, then roll this whole thing up just before dawn when everyone is bleary eyed and in a daze. No one
gets hurt and squat camping a public park comes to an end.
I respect first amendment rights, but the rights of the protesters must also take into consideration the rights of the taxpayers who will have to
cough up cleanup costs. No one can suggest these people will carry out their own trash and clean the area properly. Protest? Absolutely. Turn a public
park into KOA? Sorry... That is where we part company.
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