Forum Post: I ask again, are people being so oppressed in the United States that we need to "Occupy"?
Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 2:28 p.m. EST by thomasmiller
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I will be honest. Its been tough for me these last few years since 2007 in a lot of ways. However, I have adapted and overcome. I have worked through it. All still is not right, but I am at least comfortable and have money coming in each week.
Some of you here feel the government or corporations need to step in and help you out...help you find work and send money to you. Please understand that no one is under any obligation to send you anything. The only person to blame for your situation is yourself. The fact is that you should know the economy goes up and down in waves. Every 5-7 years there is a recession and you wont always be employed.
So what did the United States do to you? What did corporations do to you? How have they oppressed you? When I look back at my life, I see all the bad things that have happened as a result of my own decision making and I take full responsibility for those decisions. Obama has made it fashionable to blame others. Please do not fall into this trap of pushing the blame upon others. Its ignorant, its unbecoming...take the attitude that the buck stops here.
So why Occupy? Why take this stance? The government isnt committing genocide. Although I dont like Obama, I do not believe he is a petty tyrant. He has not ruled America for 20 years.
When elections come around, then that is your chance. If you had a leader then you could form a political party. Think about it. Is it worth Occupying to the point where people are getting hurt, killed and lives being destroyed? To me, thats not worth it. If Hitler was the President, then sure it might be worth it, but its not worth it for whats going on today.
Occupy Wall Street will not make America better. It will not solve any problems. It will, however, create problems...