Posted 3 years ago on Jan. 22, 2012, 1:52 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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I thought it was because of the mass evictions, the mass arrests, the mass tear gassing of people, the police brutality, and the fact that if you try and protest 24/7 on public space you will be arrested because of park rules and city ordinances.
Pretty sure oppression has played a huge factor in the decreasing size of the Occupy movement. From the police beat downs to the slander of certain news organizations like Fox News and fascist politicians that spoon feed the fodder to the people of hatred. Considering if OWS even tries to retake a park to protest in, they will be arrested, beaten, or tear gassed, I can understand why people don't want to risk that again and again and again.
You know the blacks were breaking the laws during the civil rights movements. Not all laws are right. In fact throughout american history a fuck ton of laws have been over turned. Just because something is a law, like being in a park after 11pm, doesn't mean excessive force needs to be used or that it needs to be enforced. In fact, how else can you protest a law or use the first amendment if this kind of action is taken by the police who "just follow orders" ?
When they were beating the blacks and arresting them in the civil rights movement, the officers were "just following orders and abiding by the laws."
This guy puts the situation of oppression into perfect perspective. Just following orders? "They will enforce the law no matter what it is. The last thing you need is liberty, justice, and conscience getting in the way of the law. If it was still illegal for women to vote, you can count on the police enforcing the law if women were out here trying to vote."
"If they enforced banking regulations as much as they enforce park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess."
"American Exceptionalism: The ability to celebrate freedom and democracy while tolerating neither."
I'm looking forward to the Spring time.