Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 5:52 p.m. EST by HeavySigh
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I am not a supporter. I am not a troll. I'm a 99%
This really needs to be said and I don't mean it in a negative way, but I just want to bring it up. I hear a lot of people upset with the "corporate greed" of these huge profits, high bonuses for ceos, and lack of distribution to the worker. All of that is agreeable, I think we could all say. BUT! Let's think about it this way. Let's take, for instance, a scenario where there is one single "biggest" corporation in America. They decide to give the CEO a huge bonus. At this point, someone steps in and says "NO! that's not fair" and distributes the wealth to the employees. This is a VIOLATION of rights. Do I disagree that the employees deserve some of it? No I do not disagree. But where does it stop? What bonus is "too much" and keeps your rights from being violated? Let's say, again a scenario, that you the reader, have a hugely successful year. You've just released the iCar and its selling like crazy. You are about to get a 30million bonus. A government official steps in and says "nope, employees get it, not you". Is that fair? The most clear example for me is that crazy church that protests military funerals. They are nuts and wrong. Regardless of how much I disagree, or how much they are obviously wrong, they still have a RIGHT to protest. I think we need to be careful when we are quick to tax people and redistribute wealth of people that aren't ourselves. Just a thought. I just feel like sometimes we are quick to infringe on the rights of others. It's important to note that the rights that give you the opportunity to protest, also give people the right to be successful as they see fit.
I'm also seeing this in the attitude about the park. The rest of the public couldn't use it cleanly and safely, hence violating their rights. But OWS is mad that they aren't having their "rights" upheld. Who is more important?