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Forum Post: A challenge to OWS critics and trolls

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 5:11 p.m. EST by bugbuster (103) from Yoncalla, OR
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Put up or shut up. If OWS isn't doing it right, do one yourself and show everybody how it's done.

Or get a job. According to the Wall Street Journal you are nearly as likely not to have a job as any OWS protester. OWS unemployment rate is 15%. That includes people who have sacrificed their jobs--we hope temporarily--to join this movement.

If you don't have anything better to do than diss a bunch of idealists people who want to make the world better for everybody, then get another job.



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[-] 2 points by mamajo (3) 12 years ago

Want to see somebody who's doing it right? Read this article - the whole thing, right to the end. http://www.freep.com/article/20111115/NEWS01/111150358

These people are doing what they can in a pretty bad situation, not protesting like idiots and demanding that somebody else make things right.

In the same issue of this paper is an article on "Occupy Detroit" going to court in an effort to stay camped out in a park waving signs. Which group is actually doing something to make their city better?

[-] 1 points by MBJ (96) 12 years ago

Thanks for sharing that. Couldn't agree with you more.

[-] 1 points by RicoSuave (218) 12 years ago

The critics of OWS have already had a large victory. They organized and ran candidates for Congress in 2010 and took control of the House of Representatives. It's called the Tea Party.

They will also support candidates in 2012 and take control of the Senate.

See ... You accomplish more when not camping out in public parks and doing drugs.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 12 years ago

OWS unemployment is NOT 15%. If you actually go and read the details of that study, you will see that the data was gathered from users of the OWS webpage, not the actual protesters.

I mean think about it, how can you have a job if you spent the last 2 months sleeping in a park?

[-] 1 points by e307465 (147) 12 years ago

I would hardly call OWS idealists. While a movement is needed and change or war will happen, the approach OWS took was childish at best. You have to look at what you're up against. People that are basically removed from society because they feel they are above it. Outside of watching the news, I'm sure many bankers never even saw a protestor let alone felt any affects.

What's the fix? The fix involves millions, not thousands. The fix involves infiltrating lobbyists, congress etc. Every aspect of society must be impacted. While you all hate the Tea Party, they managed to do just that. We now have Tea Party congressmen and women. What can OWS say was achieved from this? I've heard OWS claim they are the reason troops are coming home...lol. Nobody is coming home people! They are just moving them to different countries. The only accomplishment is worn down grass in a few parks. Look at it this way though, you've given the police quite a bit of overtime. It could have had a better use if the police were part of the movement.

[-] 1 points by Silica (51) from Suisun City, CA 12 years ago

Firstly, the Tea Party has been around since 2009 while OWS has been around 2 months. Criticizing OWS for not having a blitzkrieg effect isn't too terribly realistic.

Secondly, not everyone hates the Tea Party. In fact, I went to a Tea Party rally in Sacramento, CA a year or so back. I believe that we have enough common ground to unite the two movements in a concerted effort to get the money out of politics and reclaim our place in the political process. Much like the Democrats and Republicans, we first need to get past the names and realize we're both still the 99% (as we put it).

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

You could also add to your comment, that while the Tea Party can brag about having 'Tea Party congressmen and women' what, in fact. have these TP politicians done to change the situation in DC? Apparently not a damn thing.

[-] 1 points by noon15 (33) from Huntington, NY 12 years ago

OWS and the're detractors have one thing in common, all they do is talk. Here's a challenge to everyone:

Take this fight to Washington where it belongs, try to stop lobbyists from getting politicians to allow the banks to operate as they do.

Doesn't that sound more productive than banging drums and eating free food in a park in NYC?

[-] 1 points by Qwerty (15) 12 years ago

Thumbs up!

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 12 years ago

Hell Yes. sick'm homie

[-] 1 points by Vooter (441) 12 years ago

Don't even bother--they're not worth it. They're just useless, TV-addicted eaters who haven't had an original thought in their lives and who have done absolutely nothing to contribute to the world except maybe pop out a few brats who will grow up to be useless eaters just like their parents. They may not be part of the 1%, but they're certainly part of the problem. Treat them as you would treat any garbage you find on the street....


[-] 0 points by mynameiscurly (39) 12 years ago

You are TAKING ON the world and a handful of trolls is upsetting your little circus? What kind of MEN and sasquatch women are you?

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

Now that shit's funny and makes an excellent point. I'd also venture to say nobody is doing much taking on of the world when most of them are on here all the time.

[-] -1 points by Beezelbub (6) 12 years ago

have a job thanks. idealists? rape is ideal? defacing a 9/11 memorial is ideal? your definition of "idealist" differs greatly from mine and everyone else. yes i have a better idea for protest. vote for anyone without a d or an r by their name. kick all the bums out. that sends a real message.