I’m worried that the Occupy Movement is doing more harm to this country than any good that could possibly come of it. It’s turning American against American, not just protesters against rich people, not just cops against protesters, but citizens against citizens.
Facebook is full of dissent: anti-government rhetoric, anti-establishmentarianism, pro lawlessness and pro civil unrest and disobedience. And for what? The rich shouldn’t be rich. The wealth of this country is in the hands of the few. Capitalism should be abolished for equal financial security for all… ah… as I recall, that’s been done before. It’s called Socialism. Its brother is Communism. If you don’t know what these government ideologies are, do some homework. http://www.diffen.com/difference/Communism_vs_Socialism
Occupy protesters stand against social inequality. They offer no solutions (other than anarchy) and band together under the banner of free speech to break the law. For their efforts, they get clubbed and pepper sprayed and tossed in the slammer. As they well should be.
But wait. I must be wrong about that. At UC, Davis on Thursday, protesters erected tents on campus. They were told to take them down by 3:00 pm Friday or they would be removed by force. The protesters chose to defy the order. Police were called in. So protesters linked arms and blocked the sidewalk and grassy area to bar police from removing the tents. They were warned to disperse or they’d be forcibly removed and arrested. The vilified cop even paced back and forth in front of the seated protesters showing them the pepper spray canister he would use on them if they didn’t move. Still, they refused to comply.
What were the cops supposed to do? Say okay and go home? Kick back and have a beer (which I’m sure they’d rather have done). Hell no. They did their jobs. But to hear the outcry on Facebook and other blogs about police brutality and the end of free speech, the protesters become the martyrs. Not because they are martyrs (they’re criminals) … but because Americans are turning against Americans.
I’m not part of the 1%…far, far from it, but I’m also not part of the so-called 99%. I’m tired of these occupiers claiming to speak for me. They’ve hijacked the rest of us law-abiding Americans to tear down our country, raise hell in the streets, and make it look like the cops are at fault. Then an alarming number of fellow Americans sympathize with the protesters. I don’t understand how mob mentality can be tolerated. I hope I’m not the only one who feels this way. If so, it’s the beginning of the end of America.
And that’s the American Pork truth, as fat and dirty as it is.