Originally Posted by ChrisGinsburg
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say. Surely some people who want things handed to them will probably melt into the crowd but there's people of all ages, professions and beliefs involved in these protests popping up all over the country. The most important part is that the American public is finally being riled out of complacency. The unfortunate part is that the protesters aren't exactly sure what they're trying to say or perhaps they're not getting at the most important things. The focus of the protests will probably become more clear as it progresses but the way I see it is that people are pointing out that what we're doing is totally unsustainable in a number of ways here.
Most of the people who want everything handed to them are largely at home collecting government checks probably hoping this all blows over.
To me they're making a message -- like you say, waking people out of complacency; a message that things need to change, they're not sustainable, they're not right like this.
The message is very generalised and focused on a thousand different things, but that's the underlying meaning that comes through.
And I think that's a message worth spreading. I think it's very important that this is happening right now.