Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 27, 2011, 12:57 p.m. EST by inthegreen
from Oceanside, CA
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I was thrilled to hear of the American people standing up for what they believe in. Delighted to see an amazing turn out and blown away by the lack of media coverage.
Moreso than any of that, however, I am disenchanted by the lack of a common goal. Every successful revolution in the past has had one clear commanailty; a clear and defined purpose. A crowd this large will only grow smaller if they are not charged by a purpose with a purposeful outcome. When the situation escalates and police violence grows, when a downpour of rain comes, or money grows scarce for them what ideal will they hold to to keep their feet planted firm?
The idea that "something" must change? That won't be enough. Our society is softer than those past in regards to suffering physical abuse. Get formalized leadership, get a clear and concise demand in regards to the change you expect, and provide a method for the change. Protesting without an established method for the change you ask for is merley complaining. Don't leave your adversary asking "what do they want?". You can't expect them to meet your demands if you don't first make them.
If nothing else don't follow in the footsteps of our current and past administration offering up false hopes of "change" without defining it. We have been fighting a war for the past decade simply due to the fact that no one defined "success" before we entered into Iraq and Afghanistan. This demonstration is no different.
I am a supporter, but not a happy one.