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Forum Post: WTF. Why?

Posted 6 years ago on May 2, 2012, 4:21 p.m. EST by WRF (0)
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So just WTF did you idiots accomplish - breaking windows of private citizens cars, small shops, etc. Through my experience in the hippie movement I can guarantee you that you will all look back on this senseless BS as just that - idiotic, selfish, unguided, and immature idiocy.



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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

the government supported Saddam Hussein to fight Iran back in the 80s

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 6 years ago

Woodstock 1 and Woodstock 2 were vastly different experiences too.

The entire nation has gone mad.

[-] 1 points by jbgramps (159) 6 years ago

Let me offer my opinion as an early OWS supporter whose interest has waned. I originally liked OWS because I believe in some of the same issues as OWS. Unions and collective bargaining, getting the banks under control, getting big money out of Washington, affordable education and health care, etc.. I had high hopes. But now I have bad news and good news; you can choose which suits you.

Unfortunately, I’ve seen OWS devolve. It’s turned into a big street party. Largely a bunch of over privileged, over idealistic kids who are just here for the beer (metaphorically speaking). They just want to hassle the cops, cause problems for the citizens and in some instances damage property. It seems no adults attitudes are involved. This may have been a good way to initially get people’s attention, but at some point you have to focus and get serious on some issues.

The anarchist mentality is big in OWS. It’s become a staging area for them. The problem is the masses equate anarchists with terrorists. (Note the bridge blowing guys in Ohio). People will not support terrorists. It doesn’t matter how valid your cause is.

The good news is OWS will splinter; and those groups will do a better job of keeping out the riffraff. They will focus on specific issues and find non-traditional ways to get the public involved.

So to answer the original question, I totally agree with you. But the concept of OWS is far from dead.