Wow, great shot. I'm suprised how big this cause has grown.
You ever wonder how many people actually know what they're protesting for? Some people just join in for the sake of being part of a crowd. Sad really, because it gives shame to the people actually trying to make a difference.
yeah, sadly a lot of people do that. i guess i'd rather them do that than not be informed or active at all, i guess. although blindly following something is horrible. hah. no right answer, but the main thing i took away from actually going to one of the occupations was how great it is to have an open venue for this information. fromo 9/11 truth, to college loans, to health care... all of these things should be talked about. as citizens, we should be informed, and this is a step in the right direction.
Maybe you heard about the one in Oakland recently? A small fraction of the people actually knew what they were doing. The bandwagon thugs decided to start trashing things and getting the police involved by throwing bottles at people, and the whole situation got out of hand. (Police started with the tear gas etc.) Oakland is the most shit city i've ever been to in the west, and this certainly isn't helping its already trashy rep. It basically put shame to the movement.
i hadn't, but some friends and i were discussing it last night. what a shame. now, that's the thing that left wing speakers are going to point to. i'm sure fox ate that up. ugh. whatever. i hope most people who know about the movement know that's not the standard. so you've gone to the oakland occupy? any others? i'm curious how the meetings are differing, regionally.