Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 3:02 p.m. EST by AngryJoe
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I simply tried to explain the image problem you're having in the chat room. and @Buddah decided to ban me for telling people what I have been hearing as I travel. Considering that my job has me traveling all over and meeting with groups of people from all backgrounds, I hear a lot about what's going on in the nation and moist of what I'm hearing about this protest isn't exactly what I would refer to as positive. The three reoccurring issues people seem to have are: 1. There is no real perceived objective or goal 2. This is being viewed as a protest in support of socialist or communist ideals instead of freedom. (people don't like that very much) 3. You're just a bunch a kids that are upset because after college nothing is being handed to you anymore.
You have a image problem, a MAJOR image problem, and some of you have a attitude problem to go along with that image problem. Both are a MAJOR turn off when trying to gain the support of the general public. You can not be successful without the support of the general public and you can not gather their support when when you present yourselves to them as a bunch of cry baby, over radicalized nuts, with no real mission, objective or anything better to do. Now, that's not the case for all of you, but for some it apparently is the case and those few are what's crippling your support.
It's all about how you present yourself, how you present yourself is how you will be perceived. Like it or not, it's the truth, because we all know that if you present yourself as a nut, the media and in turn the public will see you as a nut. So until you shed your baggage you won't make any progress.
As for @Buddah it's beyond me how you can state that everyone should have an equal voice then turn around and ban someone who trying to help. Shooting the messenger for the content of the message, that's just childish and counterproductive. Actions like yours will kill support faster than anything else. Placing you in charge of anything was a mistake and shows a lack of judgment on the part of whoever approved it. Due to your actions you have lost my support because son, nobody likes a hypocrite. When the subject of this protest comes up, and it often has lately, I will let people know that you do support free speech, BUT just as long as you agree with the speech in question and that you have also actively moved to censor speech that you disagree with even though it was intended to help.
Good luck, you're sure as hell going to need all the luck you can get.