reply to post by nenothtu
Ehh, I think you really should not make such broad assumptions, especially as it really makes you look like a tit. Where did I say the demonstrators
had more right than everyone else? They have the same rights. How is their protesting interfering with other people's rights?
You do not have the right to be free from being offended by other people's views in public places, nor do you have the right to be free from
annoyance or nuisance. If they are not assaulting anyone, or depriving others of their basic constitutional, legal, and human rights, then again, I
ask, what's the problem?
What exactly is your problem with these demonstrations? That you don't like hippies and commies? Neither do I. They still have the same rights as
everyone else to spout whatever they wish. Is it because of random acts of violence that have occured? Given the scale and size of the demonstrations,
the number of incidents of violent, harmful, or destructive incidents directly associated with the protests has been pretty damned small. By
comparison, the demonstrations and riots over here in Europe have been far worse, far more destructive, and out of control. OWS has been pretty damned
tame by comparison.
Is it because this grand gaggle of hippies is blocking traffic or making it difficult for some people to get to work? Cry me a river. Do you have any
idea how many work hours I lost in traffic because some idiot couldn't drive like an adult, got in a wreck, and blocked the freeway? Or because
"road works" (that were completely absent of anything remotely resembling "work")? Or due to some big motorcade for someone I'm supposed to think
is important? Seriously.
Of course the govornment doesn't listen, it is a giagantic corrupt institution that doesn't give a crap about the country. The point is not that I
think the demonstrations themselves are really going to change anything. But events trigger others, and you never know what might be set off by this.
Regardless of effectiveness or not, it is still their right.