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Occupy EVERYWHERE
October 17, 2011, 2:06 am
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So the more I hear about this Occupy Wall St./everywhere thing the more upset I become. The idea of ‘we are the 99%’ is so completely flawed from the very beginning that I don’t understand what it even means or what the ‘occupyers’ mean by it.

In saying that ‘we are the 99%’, you are implying that everyone who isn’t in the most elite class in america is somehow in the same group, or in the same class.

But really, what does a homeless person have in common with someone pulling in $50,000+… or someone in prison with their guard… I don’t see the connections that the occupy wall st/everywhere crew is able to see so easily. I don’t see the connections and I think that making connections where none are to be made is dangerous.

And how are some occupiers so quick to talk about how the cops are in the 99%, we should treat them with dignity and respect. Do these people really believe that the cops are there to protect them? Do they somehow believe that the cops are there to protect the 1%? Who do they think sent them?

Instead of chanting ‘the world is watching’, should we not instead be helping unarrest people? Or doing solidarity work around the people who are being abused (and arrested) by the cops?

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Exactly.

Love–
mattilda

Comment by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore




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