“occupy protests” are bull.

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    Since I live in Tucson Arizona and since the issue of wealth (especially corporate wealth) corrupting Washington has been a high priority for me for years, I’ve visited the “Occupy Tucson” protest several times this week, and in fact just spent the day there. Frankly I’ve been growing more and more frustrated and disheartened, this protest just isn’t what it appears to be from watching it on the news.
    As it turns out this protest is neither as spontaneous nor as open and democratic as the protesters lead us to believe.
    The protest was sponsored by a handful of ranking members of the local democratic party, that in itself is not a bad thing of course, but in reality most of the protesters are just homeless people who would be camping outside anyway but stay in the park now because the protests organizers feed them right there (and they couldn’t care less about the same citations they get all the time anyway).
    Those four or five ranking local democrats paid for everything and control everything, even in the so called “general assembly”; they immediately silence anyone who opposes anything on their agenda including issues they have which have nothing to do with corporate corruption, disagrees with them with regards to their approach to the protest, or even disagrees with their handling of any logistical issues.
    The fact is, while I remain steadfast in my opposition to corporate control of Washington, extremists from the far left have taken total control of the protest and as a moderate I feel completely out of place, and even a little ostracized by the extremists.
    Suffice to say I’m a little disappointed as I would like to support the protesters because the issue of corporate power and control of Washington is critical and needs to be addressed, however I don’t support the banning of raising animals for food because I like steak, and I don’t belong at that protest any more than I belong at a tea party convention. That leaves me wondering, if I don’t belong at their event, and can’t support all, or even the majority of the issues their protesting, how can I support them? Obviously I cannot.
     
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    Are you just now figuring out its a new age hippie/bum sham?
     
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    The unions are supplying them with money and food as well. They also have paid protesters that get 300 to 600 dollars a week. Its all a sham!
     
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    Corporate control of Washington isn't nearly as bad as Washington control of corporations.

    How do you like all those millions in tax funds going to Finland? Does that make you happy. Carmakers in Finland get MILLIONS to make cars that start out with a price of $100,000. The poor isn't going to be buying those cars, they are just more toys for the wealthy. The left LOVES this stuff. That's what they call redistribution.
     
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    I feel you, in some places dems and independents have tried to adopt the OWS movement as their own. Even though there are some groups that are looking to take advantage of the entire movement (theives, politicans, opportunists etc.) but The idea behind the movement and frustrastion is real.

    Now raising animals for food? I dont know how that is relevent to OWS at all but thats the problem and positive thing about big tent movements. Some are like, WTF? But no one is throwing them out. So as much as I like steak and dont agree with that person (it had to be like 1 or 2 people at the most) thats not enough for me to say "Well, I guess corporate influence on Washington is ok because...Gawd I hate that Anti-Steak guy"
     
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    I wonder if Obama will give tax exemptions to all the small businesses the OWS Thugs trashed over the last 6 or so weeks?
     
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    If you’re a closed-minded rightist ideologue, yes.

    You forgot to cite your evidence that the OWS movement is ‘taken over’ by ‘extremists from the far left.’
     
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    Snipped from the OP...

    "Those four or five ranking local democrats paid for everything and control everything, even in the so called “general assembly”; they immediately silence anyone who opposes anything on their agenda including issues they have which have nothing to do with corporate corruption, disagrees with them with regards to their approach to the protest, or even disagrees with their handling of any logistical issues.
    The fact is, while I remain steadfast in my opposition to corporate control of Washington, extremists from the far left have taken total control of the protest and as a moderate I feel completely out of place, and even a little ostracized by the extremists"

    Hardly democratic.
     
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    How old are you? If you dont mind me asking, because everytime I hear someone use the word hippie they are usually a little old...er.
     
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    So the babies just think that their Government should just print up two trillion dollars and send the 99% a check for $25,000, and everyone will be happy. Right? Hmm, Ink is very expensive!! maybe it will be cheaper to just print hundreds or one-thousand dollar bills.
     

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