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Forum Post: Do Denver occupiers have the right to tents?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 7:11 p.m. EST by Owlet (99)
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OK, this is now getting silly. Occupy Denver people are warning that their people could die of hypothermia tonight if the cops don't let them set up tents.

First they're demanding to be allowed to stay in a park after curfew, then they're demanding to be allowed tents. Next they'll be demanding food and water, etc.

Let's imagine what Washington and his men were doing at Valley Forge. If they were acting like the Denver protesters, they'd be demanding that the British give them tents and fuel.

Look: when you signed up for occupation, you didn't sign up for good weather. The cops do not "owe" you permission to set up tents, any more than they "owe" you free rain ponchos if you were in the park before curfew.

The sense of entitlement is amazing. This constant whining and crying is not a sign of strength or resolve. It just looks silly and babyish. Do what your forefathers did, either tough it out, or set up your tents in defiance and keep the cops from tearing down your tents. WTF is this protest movement about anyway? It seems to be about "We, the 99%, can do whatever we want when we want to, and if you don't let us do it, why then you're brutes brutes vicious brutes!"

This is simply grandstanding, and pretty soon the American public is going to realize that you've got a lot of bluster and nothing behind it.

I wouldn't want any of you in charge of me. Spoiled brats, and stupidly one-track minded to boot.



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[-] 1 points by owstag (508) 12 years ago

How exactly does camping out in parks put 'pressure' on 'the1%' anyway? The situation in the US isn't one that calls for 'revolution' and the way this potentially violence inciting term is being used so ubiquitously is extremely irresponsible (especially when you consider these are in large measure the same people who just a few weeks ago were telling everyone how we need to avoid potentially inflammatory rhetoric - give me a fkn break).

The situation in the US calls for reform, not 'revolution', and to compare it to 'the Arab Spring' where they were dealing with genuinely murderous tyrannical regimes is idiotic. None of the 'Arab Spring' revolutions by the way has yet to produce a viable democracy; it could well turn out to have simply replaced one set of despots with another, possibly even worse.

[-] 1 points by Owlet (99) 12 years ago

It's the dumb-shit grandstanding that's getting annoying. First it's the drummers in NYC grandstanding, then the protesters in Oakland doing it (let's see if they try it again tonight), now this.

Folks... we're not all idiots out here. Americans can tell the difference between a meaningful stand and an obstinate, stupid, self-centered one. Dear Occupy Denver: tough luck. You live in a city that gets cold and snowy in the fall and winter. FIND ANOTHER TYPE OF PROTEST. Just because people in warmer climes have found a way to feasibly occupy a park doesn't mean you have to do it.

[-] 1 points by RantCasey (782) from Saginaw, MI 12 years ago

This question is like having an Oakland protester going to an Oakland cop looking for sympathy to stay?

[-] 1 points by RantCasey (782) from Saginaw, MI 12 years ago

If you are looking for sympathy against the movement you are on wrong site. ;)

[-] 1 points by Owlet (99) 12 years ago

I'm not looking for sympathy, and occasionally there are liberal people with an IQ greater than 50 who post here.

[-] 1 points by RantCasey (782) from Saginaw, MI 12 years ago

I'm not trying to insult you. Sorry if it seemed that way but I don't go on the hanity show claiming the protesters are perfect and expect him to give me an easy time. Honestly I don't know Denver law enough to tell you?