What really just pisses me off.
A rant about Occupy Wall Street, by Me, a self righteous asshole
First of all, it’s been a few months now since the Occupy Wall Street Movement first started to gain momentum, and you’d think that anyone who opposed such an ideological shift would be able to coherently articulate why they disagree with it, or what they find wrong. This is sadly not the case. In my own observations, the only opposing views I’ve yet to find consist of otherization (a use of language to portray the “us vs them mentality”, and falsehoods. Even the seemingly intelligent op/ed pieces I’ve read about OWS don’t really come close to capturing what the movement is really about, or at least they claim things that aren’t true-the most popular being this odd myth that’s been circulated that OWS doesn’t know what they want, and have no defined goals. (Since when did you have to have defined goals to be pissed off at the status quo anyways?)
Indeed, there is an unhealthy amount of misinformation about OWS going around right now; this can be attributed to many things, whether it be apathy by those who disagree, bandwagon patrons of the movement who are simply on board just to see what the hype is all about, and too appear concerned, and I suppose conservatives who like to hear themselves talk, yet won’t take the time to actually pay attention to what’s being said. For example, if I hear one more time, “8 out of the 10 banks you’re protesting were Obama’s biggest funders in 2008,” I might as well throw in the towel now, because it’s like fighting with an opponent who’s throwing punches at the wall instead of you.
In essence, the audience who’s currently watching the OWS movement and subsequent events unfold are missing the point entirely. OWS is not a pro-Obama movement, they’re not demanding handouts or jobs, and they’re not all young, uneducated, unemployed hippies-a characterization assassination I’ve seen all too often. And even if they were, that pretty much describes a good amount of Vietnam protestors, environmental protestors, and so on.
Basically, what’s happening now is a giant ad hominem attack on OWS; opponents are attacking the characteristics of the protestors, and not the protest itself, and well, that needs to stop.
…the National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to the park. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.
OWS has (temporarily) taken root in a new park at 6th and Canal in lower Manhattan. It is owned by Trinity Church, with a delegation of faith leaders en route to support.
TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY
People chant ‘peace’ as NYPD beats everyone in their path
That is absolutely terrifying.
I worked with this guy at a Christian camp in Texas years ago.
He’s part of College Republicans and his profile says Christian.
So I made this and posted it as a comment.
Thanks #OccupyWallStreet, for successfully refocusing media attention.
This is addressed to everyone who says the movement will be useless and not yield any real change: we’ve already started. Just by defining the arguments on the people’s terms.
VIDEO 4: NYPD officer runs over observer for the National Lawyer’s Guild with a scooter, and leaves it on him, before another officer lunges in with a baton. They later “brutally dragged the injured man away, flipped him over, and kneed him full force in the small of the back as they handcuffed and arrested him.”
Vietnam vet John Nilles.
That is the sound of a man who has fought for this country, risked his life and sacrificed his freedom to protect a government that’s supposed to protect him, losing all faith in America. If someone as loyal as a veteran feels no bond to the country, how do you think the rest of us feel? -RT
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
What happened while you were sleeping.
200+ police in Boston surrounded the park Vets for Peace were situated in.
They waited for the media to leave then they began to go into the park and make arrest.
They tossed tents, chairs and other belongings into two sanitation trucks.
50 arrests were reported.
17,000+ people watched this happen live @ Global Revolution & OccupyBoston livestreams.
Two ambulances waiting to treat protesters who may be hurt during the mas arrest.
Police told protesters that there will be a mass arrest sometime today.
Hundreds of protesters marched silently at night while cops followed.
So now they wanna beat Veterans?
And use Anarchists as a scape goat? Twitter is actively censoring #OccupyBoston which is clearly trending world wide up there with #BostonPD and #Veterans. Sounds just like Mussolini and the Brown Shirts.
They are actively if not intentionally adding fuel to the fire.
“Women are being taken to an undisclosed location.”
This is literally the scariest sentence I’ve had to read so far from the chat.
I’m sorry what? No, that just sounds like, just no.
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