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Originally posted by sweetliberty
reply to post by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
as a OWS supporter myself i knew most people would have a negative opinion about the movement because of the MSM vilifying about these guys whenever they had a chance. after some time this protest slowly became a sham drawing the attention from what they REALLY were protesting to protesting against their right to protest.
The MSM wouldn't have such negative or damaging reports if people, like in the OP didn't give them such a hodgepodge of destructive behavior.
They need to be weeded out if possible, if it's not too late, that is.
They should have a spokesman too. Regardless of that, even if someone is a part of a group, their still responsible for their actions individually. This man's childish behavior, unfortunately, casts even more negativity onto OWS.
Personally, I don't think OWS was initiated for the reasons many of you supporters hoped it would be. I think it's a test, a way to observe the people's reactions, also the local and federal governments reactions.
Someone should start another movement, one that has a clear message, one that you could proudly support.
Originally posted by Agarta
I didn't really want to comment in this thread as it is 100% clear and cut, but it seems some people just can't see that. This is not about children drawing pictures on the sidewalk, heck its not even about 3D sidewalk chalk artists practicing their medium. What it is about is the fact that advertizing on the sidewalk in any form is illegal. That means advertizing a political statement, religious statement, or even a web site is ILLEGAL.
Most of you don't walk down sidewalks, I would guess, but you do see all the billboards, the window adds, the TV, everywhere on the web, newspapers, etc., etc., etc. We are inundated with advertizing everywhere we look. Advertizing companies, namely Coca Cola, attempted to bounce lazers off stars to place adds in the sky(until it was made illegal). If given a medium advertizes would take over and all of you know it.
How would you like to walk down the street and all you see is add after add after add, one square each? Personally I wouldn't and that is why it is illegal. Not a childs picture or hop scotch game nor an artists rendition.
see that's the problem, people construct their opinions on the negative when in reality, the positive should overcome the negative things in life.
you're always going to have those "stupid" people in a group but, that's not the part in where your opinion should be constructed at tho.