The police issue aside, I'm really excited by these protests and how they are spreading to all major cities around the U.S. It's a sign that the system is failing so badly that it's forcing people out of their apathetic, consumerism-laze. I was having a discussion the other day with someone and found it funny that the main reason these occupation-protests are steadily increasing in number, even after 3 weeks is because the people have nothing better to do.
In the past when things were good, you could afford to wait protests and strikes out because you knew the people would realize what they had was better then nothing. But how do you wait out people who now actually have nothing and no future to look forward too? Like they say, things get worse before they get better. The ruling-class and Republitards pushing to eradicate the checks and balances of society are cooking their own goose, for by destabilizing society you run the risk of waking the majority population from conditioned apathy. People can be abused so long as their basic needs are met, but when you take those away they become ready to throw away everything in order to re-obtain those rights.
I just hope all of this takes a focused direction and evolves into an economic version of the Civil Rights Movement, instead of the completely useless, teen-angst driven Hippy Movement.
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