Posted 1 year ago on March 11, 2012, 4:07 p.m. EST by lolwut101
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
First of all, I would like to clarify right now that I consider myself a "conservative." No, not socially conservative, more the "get the government out of my business" conservative. I guess you could say I am a bit of a soft-line anarcho-capitalist. I realize that statement may make nothing that I say after it matter, but I have confidence that some will read on and seriously consider my words.
I, honestly, do not think that the spirit of the Occupy movement is all that different from that of the Tea Party movement. There are obvious differences in tone, but to me the fundamental message of both groups is ending corporatocracy and the associated corruption in the government.
Perhaps I may misunderstand the Occupy movement's goals, however, but I have already done enough speculating.
Perhaps I am just wasting my time, but I feel that it would be constructive for Occupy members to converse with others that share the aforementioned goal. Both sides appear guilty of buying in to the trash fed by the media concerning the ideology of the other. The conservative media feeds trash about Occupiers being liberal zombies, and the liberal media portrays conservative revolutionists as socially backward hicks.
Obviously these are both stereotypes that only serve to prevent unification on common grounds. It serves to prolong the status quo, and gives the government/media/corporatocracy triumvirate the ability to divide and conquer those that dissent. It causes inappropriate class warfare among those that ought join together.
I believe that the target ought be the 0.1% (or maybe less), not the 1%.
If I am wrong, please point out how. This post is meant to provoke discussion. I am not interested in arguing about whether I am right or not, I only am expressing my perspective and hoping that it provokes thought within those that read it. I am open to criticism and will show respect to any that are open to respectful discussion.