posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 07:43 PM
I am not the most staunch supporter of the Occupy Movement as I disagree with a lot of what they are for, but I do agree with some of it as well. I am
a working class American who has served his country in the US Army and work for the government as a mediocre civil servant etc.. I was a member of the
Armed Services because I believed in what America stands for and that it was worth defending. I find myself torn at the moment as a citizen and as a
veteran. I fought for your right to protest and speak your mind. What I see now is sickening to me. I do not understand why the police act the way
they do, and more so why the governments and hierarchy of the respective cities allow them to continue to do so.
If there is anything that I have always had an issue with in any of the places I have lived or been; It's the police force. Aside from collection
agencies it seems to be the most popular place for the bullies and assholes of society to go. Not saying all cops are bad but seriously the good ones
never speak up against there "brothers in blue" I have always had a distinct issue with any group that has there own "clique" such as cops not
writing other cops tickets. I don't care what city or town you are in you will see them running red lights, speeding, parking illegally, and anything
else that they will turn around and cite someone for doing 10 mins later or earlier.
The thing that really irks me is the way I have seen cops acting with the Occupy movement specifically NY and Oakland. There behavior is intolerable
and unacceptable. I also do not understand why we the people are not doing more to stop this. Whether you agree or disagree with the point at hand it
is there right to protest, and it's a right that many many men and women have died for over the years. Also aside from those trying to gain
political favor by siding with the occupiers the vast majority of the government is either not paying attention, doesn't care, or is just waiting for
them to go away. It's sad that we as Americans are still sitting here allowing our government to ignore the people and continue on as business as
The people are speaking and they're voices are falling on deaf ears. In my own town the protestors were ousted from there camp after the city said
they could stay, because the state said no. I fail to understand how anyone can be thrown or removed from a public place.. I can understand stopping
them from sleeping on the streets etc, but why do the protestors continue to be bullied by the local municipalities or state government. I guess what
I am saying is not get violent but start standing up for these young men and women. If you are a taxpayer or a citizen of the US then I say the time
is now to speak up. I understand if you don't want to take to the streets and I'm not suggestion you should agree with the Occupiers hell I don't
even agree with them 100%. What I am saying is tell the powers that be, the government, whatever you want to call them that the it is time to start
listening to us again. Write or email your local representatives, write or email the white house, write or email your city officials, write an
editorial. Speak up. If enough of us speak up they can't continue to ignore us.
I for one am sick of working nearly 80hrs a week and still struggling to survive while there are those that don't work by choice and get all the
assistance they want or need. I am trying to keep myself fed, and I am barely getting by where is the assistance for those who do contribute to
society and do work for a living? Where is the government when it's people need bailouts? Where is the government when the people of America are
calling for them to do something different? They continue with business as usual and just continue to ignore the people knowing that inevitably the
people will go away or be thrown in jail by the overzealous police force. How long before they just call in the National Guard to keep the peace (shut
them up). This country was founded on the ability to protest and demonstrate your constitutional rights and they are throwing the constitution out
the window. I for one have already written letters to those that serve me. This is the time to speak up about all the problems you have with the way
things are. I do not think we need total change, but it's time for change.