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Forum Post: Who came to the site against OWS, and is now for it? Why?

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 10:57 a.m. EST by warriorjoe7 (232)
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Who came to the site against OWS, and is now for it? Why? What changed your mind?

Don't worry the opposite question will be asked also



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[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 12 years ago

This is typical anywhere as this thread has proven. Reforming trolls is like having a loin for a pet. One day they'll scratch off your face. Their hate filled rants are proof that they are incorrigible. Superman, if he existed, can't change that.

[-] 0 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

Dummy Dummy Dummy. Why do you sound like a troll ?

[-] 1 points by debndan (1145) 12 years ago

I was.

I'm an old-school conservative republican, who's been pretty disgusted with the neocons/ corpratists on the right and left.

So, after I saw t-party sell it's soul(if it ever had one) I figured this was a democratic party shill version of t-party.

So, after hearing on the news pretty much what I just stated, I came here to engage in debate.

From my prospective I saw both parties as corrupt and beholden to too many special interests instead of the peoples interest. Had hoped I could convince some OWSers that what we DIDN'T need was more of the same of last 12 years.

Turned out, I didn't need to convince any of that within OWS, that they felt the same way. Except they were doing something about it, I wasn't

That too has changed.

[-] 1 points by muffybunny (4) from Ankeny, IA 12 years ago

I was one of the sleeping when Occupy started. I was one of the employed who thought none of this affected me. I never thought that occupiers were a bunch of drug addicts, hippies, homeless, lazy, etc, but I didn't get it. I didn't understand what the goal or the point was.

In trying to figure that out, I found an article about the real-estate crash and started reading. I haven't stopped reading. I haven't stopped finding the truth.

Now I don't get how someone could understand the truth and NOT be supportive of this movement. I'm outraged at what my government has done to me while I was busy sitting on my couch watching Survivor and trusting them to take care of the important stuff. Outraged and enraged. Also ashamed that I let it happen by staying ignorant and hoping for the best.

Those days are over and I plan to be all up my politicians asses from now on. I'm now watching like a hawk and I wont be ignorant or silent any longer.