Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Just because I didn't feed my dog the fifteen meals a day that he wanted, that doesn't mean that I'm anti-dog. And I'm not anti-capitalist for wanting to reduce the influence corporations have on our politics.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I wasn't a great believer in the efficacy of the overnight/tents/confrontation aspect of the movement, but results like this are quickly changing my mind.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Quit making excuses and blaming other pep if u can't get ahead.If I could do it w/o any handouts so can anyone
Maybe not u personally but a large part of occupy movement believe in sharing the wealth.Wealth they didn't earn.
Congratulations on the hard work you've done and the success you've achieved. Most people agree that good, productive work should be rewarded. And to me, that implies that the rewards shouldn't be going to the trust-fund children, the financial masters of the universe that caused the Great Recession, the crony capitalists who use their money to influence Congress to pass laws that enable them to make more money by polluting our country (and stick the taxpayer with the bill for cleaning up their mess), the media giants who make their money by cynically misleading hard-working people like you...
If we can both agree that these people haven't really earned their money, then I think you can begin to understand that we're not radicals. We want fairness for hard-working people like you, and right now we think the top economic 1% has more political power than they deserve. We think that's bad for the entire country, and rebalancing that power will make all of us more able to do the hard work we want to do and be fairly rewarded for that work.
Monday, November 21, 2011
BREAKING: First Romney TV Ad Falsely Presents McCain Campaign Quote As Obama's | ThinkProgress
We're fortunate in Chicago that the occupiers mostly recognize that fact and that the cops learned a lot from the mistakes of 1968. So we're able to get the message out, have some arrests that lately seem on both sides to be just street theater, nobody gets hurt and the reputations of Chicago and #occupychicago aren't tarnished.
So when I see cops dousing pepper spray on a group of sitting kids, despite the constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and the cops are cheered by self-styled "patriotic" Americans, then I have to say that this country has hit a new low in immaturity and it's time to call out these fake patriots for being the children they really are.