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Forum Post: What I have learn from Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST by bluedoghunter (3)
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Here is what I have learned from Occpuy Wall Street, and about what people think who support it.

  1. If I don't agree with your position, I recieve all my information from Fow News

  2. If you study medicine, you are smarter then me, and your opinion holds more weight then mine.

  3. Bush rigged his elections.

  4. If I have a lot of money, I am currupt, I don't believe in charity, and I have done nothing to help people who are less fortunate.

  5. If you do not believe in God, it is ok to criticize those who do.

  6. If I respect the concept of God, that means I am a Christian.

  7. Public humility and revenge are considered appropriate corrective actions.

  8. If I contradict you, I am stupid.

  9. Telling is more important then listening.

  10. Bush is responsible for all problems in the U.S.

  11. If I am rich, I was born rich, and I don't know what it's like to have nothing.

  12. If I don't support Occupy Wall Street, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

  13. Developing my own opinion based on real world experience means that I live in a box, and I am short sighted.

  14. It is more important that I concern myself with what I read in the news and on the Internet. If I don't, I am ignorant.

  15. "Poor" and "wealthy" are not relative terms. They are clearly defined and measured as 99% and 1%.

  16. 99% of Americasn think alike.

  17. Everything conservatives do is wrong. To think otherwise would be compromising to your image.

  18. War is only considered a political issue when a republican is in office. When a democrat is in office, war isn't important.

  19. Wall Street controls your economy.

  20. Education entitles you to work.

  21. Corporations should not have rights, even though corporations represent people and people's interests.

  22. You are not responsible for your debt, because you were tricked into it.

  23. I expect to see nothing but "all of the above" in response to this post.

On cue in three....two....one.......



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[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 12 years ago

Here's one more thing you can learn from OWS!


The Revolution starts here!

[-] 1 points by powertothepeople (1264) 12 years ago

Here is what I have learned from people who oppose Occupy Wall Street:

If I don't agree with you:

  1. I smell

  2. I don't have a job

  3. I'm an entitled whiner

  4. I'm a moron

  5. I condone rape

  6. I want to usher in a totalitarian state

  7. I'm too lazy to become rich

  8. I should never criticize the government

  9. I should never criticize a corporation, especially if I use products produced by corporations.

  10. I should never criticize a bank.

  11. I shouldn't have an opinion about the US financial system or about income inequality because people are starving and suffering all over the world

In addition...

  1. No one in this country is really poor or goes hungry. That only happens in other countries.

  2. I shouldn't be concerned about the unemployment rate in this country because the unemployed wouldn't be jobless if they just weren't too spoiled to pick apples on a farm in Oregon.

  3. The minimum wage should be abolished. If not abolished, it should be no more than 2 dollars an hour. It's okay for minimum wage workers to live in basement cubicles shared with 20 other workers, they don't need real apartments.

  4. The poor shouldn't be allowed to have children.

  5. Education is only a means to make more money and has no value in and of itself.

  6. You can get a good education just by visiting your public library, which shouldn't be public. In an ideal world, your public library will be run for profit by a corporation.

  7. Your mortgage is not my problem nor the government's problem, even if your foreclosure (and that of the ten other foreclosed homes on my block) cause property values in my neighborhood to plummet. Never forget, THERE IS NO COLLECTIVE! I live in a bubble all by myself where the actions/misfortunes of others have no effect on me.

  8. Greed is good. It is a natural human impulse and natural human impulses are not to be tampered with (unless conservatives don't like them, in which case, a militarized police force needs to be unleashed to suppress those non-correct natural human impulses).

  9. People only do good things so they can compete with others, make more money than others, and "win" at life! Believing anything else is "socialism".

  10. Socialism is evil. Western countries with hybrid capitalist/socialist systems are not really happy/prosperous/successful and even if they are, it could never work here in the US. What we have is all we will ever be able to have.

  11. Canadian health care sucks. Canadians who say they like it are just shills for socialism.

  12. Liberals love Starbucks.

  13. Peaceful protestors should be shot/pepper sprayed/run over with a bulldozer and like it.

  14. Interfering with your commute to work is a bigger crime than crashing the world financial system or torturing prisoners.

[-] 1 points by camorow79 (1) 12 years ago
  1. We are passionate

  2. We listen to our hearts.

  3. We suffer from the pains of growing up.

  4. We are human.

I am sorry for what seems to be personal attacks against and assumptions made about you and others. I respect this post of yours! I see pride and ego get in the way and foul things up for myself and others all the time. Thanks for this. It helps me get my mind back to singleness of purpose.

[-] 1 points by bluedoghunter (3) 12 years ago

The lack of response in this forum (which is rare) tells me that the general Occupy Wall Street population simply doesn't want to prove my point correct. I've covered all of their responses already.

[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 12 years ago

Thanks for that bluedoghunter, I understand what you're saying, and you're definitely not wrong.

[-] 0 points by bluedoghunter (3) 12 years ago

This just in.

24- I was a bully in school (this one is my favorite)