I have tried very hard to stay out of the whole “occupy” conversation. When they occupied the parks, I heard the arguments about a utopian society being created before our eyes, the beginning of a revolution, this that and whatever.
But it fell apart. The homeless moved in, some who have REAL LIFE mental health issues, addiction issues, not to mention other health issues. Combined with the overall antiestablishment tones and emotions, drugs, wannabe anarchist temperaments, V for Vendetta and the 5th of November, pent up anger over the “resolved” recession it was a recipe for disaster. And it was. Rapes, unnoticed deaths, clashes, etc. And the message was……
I’m still not sure. We are poor you are not, give us some money? I don’t know. I think I get what they were going toward….I understand class war. I understand what the people who are asked on camera are talking about, the spokespeople get it, mostly…But what about the rest of the groupthinking masses?
What about the parks? Who is going to pay to fix them? US
What about the damage? Who is going to fix them? US
The occupiers say, “…We trashed it! Pay us to fix it and clean it up!”
Seriously? That circular logic work for you very often? Are you fu*king kidding me?
What about the 99% who are losing their jobs or being prevented from doing it while you create a 1960’s esque story to tell your grandkids?
Occupy Pdx RIGHT NOW is blocking the Portland Ports, and even more of the west cost ports, all the way up to Alaska. Um, these are longshoremen, truckers, construction workers, dock workers, welders, etc. NOT CORPORATE CRONIES! Leave the unions alone. Leave the middle class people alone. F**K
Preventing the working class from working hurts the working class, not the corporate greed. Think about it.