This is a response thread to the "OWS heckles children" thread. I like ATS but in the last two months I think we have forgot the reason we decided to
be a part of ATS.
The problem I have is that stories like this are the only leverage Anti-OWS people have. Most Anti-OWSers have to stretch a story to make their claim.
This is an example of every Anti-OWS thread I see on ATS lately.
"Man spits on Cop. OWS has to end"
"OWS protesters run around topless. These people are idiots"
"OWS doesn't know what they want. Look at this stupid kid asking for a handout"
"OWS steals water from a man. These jerks think they are entitled to everything"
The thing that bugs me is that Anti-OWS threads condemn the ENTIRE MOVEMENT due to a few stupid individuals mistakes. The Main Stream Media DOES THE
EXACT SAME THING!!! I can't tell you how many times I'm watching CNN and they only show the stupid clueless peoples comments. Or they cut a comment
short to make it look like something else. Don't we here at ATS, for the most part, have a strong DISTRUST in the MSM?
All Anti-OWSers are entitled to their opinion but one thing that stands out is that they try to disprove the entire movement because of FEW STUPID
. Hell, its even more funny to see someone try to disprove a movement that is occurring NATIONALLY when something stupid happened in
Philadelphia. So I guess that makes everyone in Austin, Texas stupid too.
Do me a favor. The next time you go to post something scroll to the top of the page and read what it says.
Deny Ignorance......Please. I didn't join ATS to see this crap. Isn't the Occupy Movement at heart something we all wanted? I wanted something like
this to happen BADLY. I can tell you, when I got into "conspiracy theories/fact" I wanted The People to take to the streets in the worst way. I wanted
us, as a people, to be united and fight for whats right. The only thing I think that would improve the Movement is if the focus was on the Federal
Reserve. Everything, We the People, denounce stems from the Federal Reserve. They are the 4th branch of government that doesn't adhere to checks and
Instead, now I get to read about half baked claims that TPTB planned this uprising. I don't think TPTB planned this at all. I don't think they saw
this backlash coming one bit. I think they all thought they were going to get away with their back door deals and laugh all the way to the bank. They
are playing 20th Century politics in the 21st Century and they are too transparent for what they are.
Especially, if more and more Police and Armed Forces join this cause. WHICH THEY ARE!!!. Every policemen that joins the cause is one step closer to
victory. This movement is about JUSTICE. Nothing more. It hasn't happened yet. Hence, the continuance of these protests. Thankfully, they have
remained peaceful. Gandhi and MLK inherently knew Justice will only be attained by civil disobedience no matter the cost. We can't rely on our
government to handle it. They can barely handle deciding if our countries motto is still applicable or if pizza is a vegetable. We really rely on
these people still?
We live in a time where a website could be set up to vote on issues. If you don't go to said website and vote then you missed out and you can't
complain. We as a people can actually govern ourselves with something like this. Why do we need a room packed with a few individuals decide whats
right? There is way too much conflict of interest in our politics anymore. That's one of the reasons this Occupy Movement started.
I've got off subject. The point is all the Anti-OWS people need to look at themselves before posting another stupid thread about a handful of
protesters that made a mistake. Usually its a mistake we can all agree IS A MISTAKE. Denouncing an ENTIRE MOVEMENT because of a few individuals
mistakes is just petty. You guys just look like you're trying way too hard.
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