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Why do you all feel so negatively about the ideals, thoughts and wants of others in regards to these movements? I know some have expressed/asked "what are they trying to accomplish by doing this"
I'm not trying to be a jerk either, I seriously do not understand why it seems some of you are wishing for failure
I'm trying to understand the consensus so to speak without passing judgement on anyone,
Originally posted by CaesaRodney
Give it a name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
someone plz send to wearechange.org im not that talented.
There are a few things he said that people outside of OWS agree with. Some things he said are just plan wrong. Some things he states are typical liberal talking points against the right.
For example, workplace discrimination based upon age, race, sex etc. This is already illegal. He complains about attacks on organized labor. This is a highly prevalent liberal talking point. Modern day organized labor has done more harm than good. Workplace safety is already required and monitored by law. He also called education a human right. Really? Since when? Does he know what a human right is?
He talked also about blocking alternative forms of energy in favor of oil. Conspiracy theories aside, no company or individual is going to pass up an opportunity to make money if alternative energy was better, or easier. He also talks about companies make WMD to obtain government contracts. I am not sure what he is getting at here. It seems like the issue is with having companies produce military products.
Worst of all, he talks about doing all this in the spirit of direct democracy. Something America is not about.
I also think it is funny how they use a speech given to Tea Partiers by a conservative libertarian to motivate Occupiers.
So this is the first I have seen when it was listed what the complaints were. I agree with almost half of the complaints, to some degree or another. However, I just don't get what marching on wall street is supposed to accomplish to counter these complaints. This method only mixes genuinely fed up common people with organizations and political groups that bring corruption and discredit to the cause.
All of the issues brought up can either be rectified via government (legislation or lawsuits; thus the complaint should be made more directly to Washington,) consumer power (not using the products or services of the corporations at fault,) or simply by exercising personal responsibility and control.