reply to post by Resinveins
So you would let them freeze and thus have to care for them in the long run? How very noble of you, after all what will the public think if the OWS
protestors started to die due to exposure to the elements? How long till the outcry is then to do something?
Then there is the other little aspect that is kind of messy and one that needs to be considered, what about the hospitals? Can the public hospitals
and the health care centers handle such a large influx of patients, are they capable of dealing with such?
These are the kinds of questions that will need to be answered, if decisions are to be made.
Then there are the protestors, who are arming and getting ready for confrontation, how does that appeal to the general public? Do you think that they
are readily going to accept them, if they start a war with the police, by attacking the police, would you?
Reality is that in the past when it comes to protests, even against what is the socially accepted norm, those who commit the fist act of violence is
considered wrong and loses all public support which both sides of this entire movement need to prove that they are right in their views. The local
city and state governments need the support of the general population cause that is the nature of politics, and at the same time those on the other
side need such, as that is where their support is going to come from.
Right now the majority of the public is on the fence, waiting, and watching. And it does not bode well for the OWS group, when they have agitators in
their midst, willing to commit acts of violence and destruction. It gives the entire movement a bad reputation and sets the public against them.
This has grown and there needs to be real leadership, those who can take hold the reins and set up some basic ground rules as well as give a general
statement as to the nature of these protests, beyond that there are no leaders in the protests. As long as there is that confusion to the public,
support is going to be a bit hesitant, and with good reason, look at the current situation in DC where those in the halls of power made promises and
gave speeches, yet very little is getting done. The outcome and what direction that the protestors want, is still not clear and the picture that they
are painting does not appeal.
Unfortunately there is no third option, cause the weather is what will dictate as to if the protestors stay or have to go, lest that there be more of
a strain on a system that can not handle such.