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Thread #141413 Message #3258581
Posted By: Little Hawk
17-Nov-11 - 02:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
I tend to agree...it's not about the park...or about any specific location. If you give an oppressor a stationary target, he eventually finds ways to attack it. A moving target is a lot harder to deal with.
There should be more creative ways of staging a protest than simply occupying a park. If there were enough people willing to take to the streets, as there were in Egypt recently, then doing something like occupying Tahrir Square could possibly work in the long run...but I don't see that happening here yet. Not enough people are taking part for it to happen.
The same thing is occurring in Toronto, and the occupation of a park there is being used by the media to turn the general public against the protest movement. They say that the protestors are trespassing, messing up the park, and causing harm to local businesses. Many people are falling for that negative line of propaganda....and the actual message of the protest is being covered over by it.
Mind you, that could have been expected. The elite are always looking for a way to make anyone who objects to the gross material divisions in society look like "a bum"...and people fall for it.