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Originally posted by sir_slide
reply to post by Unknown Soldier
Most of the people who attack the movement we have all been hoping for have never even been to a protest, they are arm chair revolutionaries, understand this, no matter what they will attack it.
Originally posted by gentledissident
I have to admit, it's good to see people taking to the streets. Occupy might not be far enough to the left for me, but at least it's stating the problems inherent in the system. I don't think you can avoid the problems without designing a new system, but at least they are pointing out problems to the segment of the population who is A, aware of Occupy and B, on that particular fence.
Originally posted by raiders247
So you say you stand behind those who "fight" for what they believe in no matter what the belief is, then with that logic, why are gangsters and gangbangers not treated with the same respect and admiration? They are groups of people who are willing to die for what they believe in, whether you agree with their motives or not. So even though I agreed with much of the OP, I still see the glaring hypocrisy in your statements... Happy Flame Throwing!
Originally posted by Qspeedyrock
First you have to ask yourselves what is it that occupy is actually protesting for. Do they know themselves as a collective. Many know that they are protesting something but what. Many are there because they know that the current system is corrupt and not working yet their proposals to fix the system only contain more systems E.G socialism that will succumb to the same problems. There is nothing wrong with many of these systems. What is wrong with the current system is a total lack of real leadership and a massive amount of dishonesty. People that are not the elites do not get listened to and have there vested interests walked all over so that they feel that protesting is the only avenue that they can be heard. Society should not exist for the one per cent but should exist for everybody. Some of the things like a fair and just court system, a truly independent reserve banking system owned and influence by no one especially vested interests, people elected to positions of power that have had their characters thoroughly dissected for character flaws and have the ability to carry out their duties to the high standard expected. If news media can not prove a fact beyond reasonable doubt then it should be stated as an opinion and it should be made illegal for media to express an opinion of a vested interest that they were influenced by without mentioning the name of the vested interest. When ever a political decision is made any and all vested interests (especially political donations) should be mentioned in large easy to understand form. The constitutions of various countries should also be strengthened. These are some of the things that i think that they are fighting for.
Originally posted by anthaltie
i believe they are true patriotsbecause of the fact they are doing what they are doing the true voice of america speaks and people need to be heard. the thing that sucks is the anti american anti patriots are the ones with the guns. POWER TO THE PEOPLE is how i feel