posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 08:52 AM
Having read the article, the following can be stated:
There can be no good that comes from the actions of the protestors by their actions. Arming and setting in for the long haul is not a good thing as
they are escalating the problems by starting to arm themselves. It is also a bad sign that there are more people coming up from the south and other
cities to join them.
Winter is here, and the temps are dropping, the city officials have to make a decision, let the protestors freeze or to try to protect them, even from
their own actions. It looks like they are going with the latter, as they want them to clear from the parks and to go to shelters.
While the determination of the protestors is admirable, the fact that they are not willing to think in terms of common sense is not, especially if
they are arming themselves with shields and weapons to fight the police. It will only lead to an escalation, where someone will get shot, and then
the cries for justice will not only be unfounded, but great from different aspects of the country.
The other disturbing thing that is in the article, is the statement, we can not control our members. That also is a bad sign, as it shows that they
are not so organized and maybe just shy of being a mob, looking for an excuse to riot, doing damage to what ever they can where ever they can. This
serves neither their goals or anyone else’s for that matter.
So the question is simple, if you were mayor what would you do, let them freeze or try to get the protestors into shelters to protect them from the
elements that will be hitting the area, knowing that freezing temperatures and snow will be covering the area? It is November, and such happens every
year in that part of the world. It is a lose/lose situation for the city council and mayor of Portland, as either position will bring screams of
abuse on the part of the protestors, none of whom has given those city governments any options. No one wants to lose in this case, and by creating a
situation like this, it can only lead to more trouble and violence. The question is also coming up, as to who is going to commit the first action of
violence, the protestors or the police? After all the protestors were given fair warning, and know what it coming, from the local government.