Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 9 p.m. EST by fabianmockian
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Watching the outrageous brutal actions of those police department that are attacking the citizens who not only pay their salaries, but whom the police have sworn to serve and protect, I thought has occurred to me: If the police are not willing to listen to reason and cease their violent responses to peaceful protests, maybe Occupy Wall Street should consider appealing to those brave souls who took oaths to serve and protect this nation, the people who inhabit it and the way of life that 1% of our population has been destroying for decades. In the next 5 years, a total of 50,000 of these service men and women will be laid off and put into the pool of unemployment that already plagues this nation. Before this happens, OWS should began a campaign of reaching out to everyone here who has a husband, wife, brother, sister, father or mother who is currently serving, at home or abroad, because they too are part of the 99%. Hopefully, they have not been indoctrinated with the same hatred for Americans that the police in some states seem to have adopted. Hopefully, the truth of our shared plight can be conveyed to them before they are ordered to turn their weapons on peaceful protests that seek justice from system that seems almost beyond repair. In the past, servicemen have questioned the marching orders of their leaders. A great example of this is a documentary called "Sir, No Sir", which details how the soldiers themselves started to rebel against the orders they were receiving in relation to the Vietnam war. It will be this type of free will that Americans will rely upon when the 1% realize that the police cannot contain and squash the Occupy Movements that are occurring across the country and will continue to occur and grow as more people become disillusioned with a government that is beholden to and under the control so few. Do not underestimate the 1%, who have shown that they are willing to attack their own countrymen in order to maintain their tyrannical grip. I, for one would prefer a situation similar to the original uprisings in Egypt over the situation the citizens of Syria are facing today.