posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
If you want I can post video after video of occupy people telling the camera they have no idea why they are there?
Also, if the guy running the live stream wants to make his reporting credible, rule of thumb would be not to pick the felon out of the crowd for the
edit on 28-1-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
Ok, and how many videos can you find where a person is interviewed who gives a succinct message about why he or she is there protesting? It seems to
me, the journalists are the ones who keep saying they don't have a coherent message and naturally Bill O'Reilly and that Stossel Guy are going to
air only the looniest or airheaded of comments. How many other comments do you think they get but never air.
Your whole view of the movement has been successfully framed by the media. I mentioned Fox above, but in reality, I've heard comments about the
movement's lack of a coherent message or real goal/set of objectives parroted over and over and over again by people on the TV, but neither you, nor
I, nor the people on the TV are actually there.
On a side note, I'm sick of scenesters and hippy-in-name-only types who go after the whole alternative scene and pseudo-activism wherever they find
it, but will still go to Starbucks and Walmart with absolutely no qualms or inkling of hypocrisy at the end of the day. You're going to find these
wishy-washy types at any event that even has an air of alternativeness to it, in just the same way you will find people who support Republicans
because one day they might just become wealthy...one day....but til then they'll support what sounds good even to their detriment; even when they
hold fast to their medicare or want better pay, benefits, etc. It's all the same. Image is more important than substance to a certain percentage of
the population, hence:
-your videos of "protesters" who don't know anything about why they are protesting.
-Tea Partiers who hold signs that say "keep your government hands off my medicare" etc.
You can't expect a group of more than 1 person to get together and not have differing ideas as to what a solution would or should look like, only a
concerted effort towards a synthesis. We'll see what that will be as things progress.