Forum Post: WHY shut down the port in Oakland? For what purpose? What was the statement? What message does it send, and to whom?
Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 3, 2011, 1:17 p.m. EST by TechJunkie
from Miami Beach, FL
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What exactly is it that I'm supposed to support, about closing down the port in Oakland?
I live near the port of Miami, would this movement like to shut down that port as well? WHY?
What's next, airports? Border crossings? What is the purpose of this, other than anarchy? The only reason that seems to make any sense for WHY the protesters shut down the port is that they wanted to see if they could do it. Was there some other reason, that I should support?
If a bunch of striking longshoremen shut down the port, then that would make some sense. But how does it make sense for people who don't work at the port to shut down the port? Who was harmed by that, other than a bunch of 99%ers who drive trucks and operate cranes?
Has the movement been co-opted by anarchists without anybody even noticing?