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Forum Post: Wear White in Opposition to Violence

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 9:26 a.m. EST by aahpat (1407)
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Violence is self-defeating and self-destructive.

Wearing black hides the blood of victimization as it covers the evidence of provocation.

Wearing white is a symbol of pure non violence. It is a defense against aggression that bears witness to aggression against innocence.

If you support OWS violence against authority wear black.

If you oppose OWS violence against authority wear white.

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[-] 1 points by jart (1145) from New York, NY 2 years ago

White is also the color of fascism. I'll keep wearing all black thank you very much

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Mahatma Gandhi was a fascist?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

He was in India. They are allowed to have their own color customs too.

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Silly. Irrelevant.

You fools are making it harder and harder to support OWS.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You should try doing what most supporters are doing. That would be ignoring crap and speaking out for the good of all.

Let me rephrase: Don't ignore crap. Shoot it down and move on to doing something about it. Something good. FOR ALL!

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

OWS is giving this social justice activist of nearly sixty years less and less reason to support OWS.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Perhaps you are operating from the wrong perspective or perhaps you are not a supporter of humanity.

[-] 0 points by jart (1145) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Yep. Same goes for brides, poodles, and oatmeal.

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Keep working that hard to alienate support and you will find yourself standing alone in the streets in your blood soaked black tee shirt.

[-] 1 points by jart (1145) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Sorry, disparaging oatmeal was going a bit too far.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep. Too far!

Oatmeal is healthy and good for the digestive tract.

[-] 0 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

OWS is becoming a hate group.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Again wrong perspective.

Makes me wonder about your true motives.

Status-quo MUCH???????

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Paranoid juvenile...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

"Apparently" negative old fart.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

At least that's the trend in current press releases.

Do you always believe press releases?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Don't the KKK or White supremacists by their current nomenclature really get into white? Oh look sears is having a sale on sheets and pillow cases!

[-] 0 points by Polemarchus (38) 2 years ago

I don't care about what color(s) Occupy protesters dress with. White is too cult guru like for my taste, but if that's your thang, I have no problem. I just wish this site didn't print pictures with explosions beside the word "cops", and title's like "Wear Black Fight Back" just on top of said picture.

http://occupywallst.org/article/solidarity-sunday/

If you want to promote non-violence, then you shouldn't use an image with explosions to "explain" to protesters how to fight back. When using slogans such as "Fight Back", you should be careful to clearly demonstrate that by fighting you don't mean violence. Right?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Wearing Black clothing to a funeral is a traditional sign of mourning in this country.

We are mourning for our country and it's current state of affairs.

[-] 0 points by debndan (1145) 2 years ago

wow, if we then threw in wide brimmed hats, it's look like a spy vs. spy cartoon

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[-] -1 points by Libertarianliving (149) 2 years ago

Violence is usually a LOSS OF CONTROL of emotions. Emotions driving the individual rather than rational thought. How do you expect "Occupiers" to not become violent? With all that anger and envy, you are going to have violence. This is not a movement driven by rational thought. Rather it is based solely on the aforementioned emotions. Let's get ready to rumble!!!!! ha ha ha

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22361) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Again another attempt to tie all Occupy & 99% to needless, useless violence. Makes me wonder about your motives.

Status-quo Much?

[-] 1 points by Libertarianliving (149) 2 years ago

Not "all".... but very very many. Face it, your "movement" is saturated with derelicts who have too much time on their hands and need a "cause" to rile their emotions. Other people of this world are far too busy WORKING and raising families.... Work, School, Basketball Practice, Football Practice, Baseball Practice, HOMEWORK, Mowing the Lawn, Fixing the Sink, Vacations, Skiing, Hunting and Fishing, and so on. You want my RESPECT and to have people like me NOT lump you all together? STOP calling yourselves the 99%. That lumps ME into your "movement" and your beliefs, and I don't want it. That is MISrepresentation of people. I might be in the lower 99% of income earners in this country, but you are not representative of my beliefs or feelings. Maybe that is why you have the status quo of how others look at you? They don't like being lumped into your movement.