Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
To answer your question, I'm not blaming anyone. Doesn't make sense to do so when the problem is systemic. I suppose one could look to the founders of the system if blame absolutely needs to be found. But I don't think it does. I think finding solutions is more important. It seems to me protesting excludes anyone from finding solutions or working to making a better future for themselves in your mind. But reality is different.
Look, the reality is that the middle and poor classes are being drained at the expense of the rich. It's been going on for 30 years. Standing up and peacefully calling attention to that fact is an exercise of the 1st amendment, for very good reason. You think it's not going to lead to anything. I disagree. Life goes on.
Peacefully? The Tea Party was peaceful. The people of this movement, have specifically said that they need to mess with police, so that they could get arrested and make a point. These are not peaceful protesters. They are taking up PRIVATE park land, and threatening to sue, and shitting on cop cars, and just making a big mess out of everything. They are breaking laws, not just peacefully exercising their 1st amendment right. These protests will end in violence, you mark my word.
The protestors have demands. They aren't looking for solutions. They picked what they don't want, and they are fighting against that. That is, the ones that actually know what the hell they are there for.
The mother Teresa quote seems to always come in handy, even if over used.
I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there. |