1. Most of us in Sarafina's camp are absolutely irritated with Occupy. There are a lot of tax dollars going to dealing with the Occupy movement. Although most of us realize that Democracy is messy, we tend to feel that the Occupy movement has a lack of respect for the rest of us. It feels less about protesting Wall St. and more about ego. In the last week it seemed to devolve into a direct challenge to the police - it seemed to become an egotistical movement that said "GFY, you know you can't do $%!* because we all have cameras".
2. I'm using "us" above to at least speak to Sarafina and I (and a handful of folks I've spoken with that share sentiment) as Liberals that are tired of the Occupy movement, and tired of being yelled at whenever we oppose the movement. I've posted a few times here and received responses that can best be characterized as negative. The only other group that I've seen more aggressively dismissive of opposition are FOX republicans.
But to use a phrase you used above, "I don't think I can convince you of anything."
Nice photo on the sign - picture is worth a thousand words
The republican party is full of lunatics, bullshitters, empty suits and christian conservative extremists. Apparently they don't own a mirror, or the inmates are running the asylum.
@JMO If the Occupy Portland protest is truly filled with employed folks that are burning their sick days or vacation days in honor of the cause, then I tip my hat to them. It doesn't look that way, and I'm sure I'm not the only person interpreting what I see this way, which is a detriment to your cause if its purpose is to sway folks into action.
@guspasho - a. apparently I do what you do ; ), b. this protest was during banking hours if employees were present, so unless all these protesters work their 40 hours a week outside of this time frame it gives the impression that they do not have "typical" jobs, thus the quandary as to what they do for a living
I dont' know the numbers, but that old lady DEFINITELY looked like 1% of those present!
Definitely nice to see this movement with a purpose - agree with Marq.
"Come join us!"? Really? What if those people need the money? Not all of us can afford to not have a job. I'm still confused as to how many of the Occupy folks make a living, considering they spend their days "protesting"
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