posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 04:56 AM
(note: I'm right outside Portland)
Ugh. Give me a break. These protesters are really naive and ridiculous, and the people supporting them are just as bad anymore. It isn't that the
police and city/federal government have had enough. It's the whole damn city that is sick of this bullcrap.
Sure, for the most part we didn't care when they were doing it, and gave them more freedom than pretty much anyplace else in the U.S. (or "world"
if you want to be the type that wrongly think this whole movement is global), but the biggest reason is that everyone knows it's a pointless action
on their part. So, we let them have their fun and think they matter for a while. But, the cost is too much, especially considering there is no
positive that can come out of the movement that would justify the money spent. Especially considering that even the locals around the camps are
scared, and many of the apartment complexes/condos are on a security lockdown because residents are scared of what the occupiers might do (NOT what
the cops might do).
Why the uptick lately in some of these things? The local occupiers are getting increasingly frustrated that no one is paying attention to their actual
issues (well, what they say are issues. No one believes they really are). So, like a 3 year old in a toy store, they've thrown themselves down on the
ground and are having a little temper tantrum. Heck, almost no occupier even KNOWS what the issues really are. They only know that there are a few
buzzwords that they are supposed to remember and repeat on cue. But they don't really understand what they supposedly think is wrong and what they
suggest can fix the problems.
There are only 2 things that the occupiers care about: Telling you what is wrong in the world and telling you who is to blame. No solutions.
(Note: I understand that this next part does come down to the whole basis of anarchism.)
To those who say that they are just standing up for their rights, you are flat-out wrong. Your point seems to be that the occupiers feel their actions
are protected by the U.S. Constitution and other statutes/laws. Unfortunately for them, every place that has the obligation for interpreting the laws
say that the occupiers are wrong. But, rather than accept that, they refuse to see the big picture and instead just go off and try another new tactic,
which will fail.
Yes, I realize that the only difference between tyranny and revolution is what side of the fence you are on, or what side wins, and that general idea
is the basis for the original American Revolution. But the difference is that those in the past had more of a legitimate gripe than todays occupiers.
The "founding fathers" were trying to make a system that helped all citizens of the (pre-)U.S territories. The occupiers are trying to change
things, but they are things that, in the big picture, would hurt more Americans than help. Hint: What is better for you may not be better for everyone
Oh well, this is all pointless anyway. This is Portland. Everyone knows that all that will happen is that the occupiers will start smoking pot
tomorrow afternoon and forget all about what they had planned to do.