Quote: The occupy protests give other people “a sense of purpose …
a sense of community,” Niely said.If setting up tents and
showing up for photo-ops give you a sense of purpose; that should tell everyone
what the supposed movement is about.Work will give these people a
real sense of purpose. Imagine how it would feel, to not depend on election
cycles to vote in the candidate that is going to steal the most from others and
hand it over to you. Imagine the feeling, everyday after work, that you pay for
your food and your house and not worry if your welfare is going to make it that
week.I agree with an earlier post, that the police will crack down
on the real 99% of Americans that want to attend a parade or firework show. But
seem to have little interest in a group of people that are dealing drugs,
nightly fights, a death, food distribution that does not meet health codes, and
I understand free speech and the right to protest. But, at some point the rest
of us that pay taxes would like to use the places that we pay for.
I guess the movement's kinda gone to pot.... can't even get anybody to
comment on it.
Corrections on a few pieces of information:The American Legislative
Exchange Council (ALEC) will actually be meeting in SLC July 25-28th. Occupy SLC
and the ALEC Welcoming Committee will be "welcoming" the organization
then, not April 12th. Please visit www.alecwc.org for more information.And OccupySLC will be moving to the library TONIGHT, Friday, April 6th.
Meet at Gallivan Plaza at 4PM for the six month anniversary march.
The tents are still there... but not the people (from what I've seen)The tents and the mess remain but there are usually no occupiers. What
message is that sending? That it's a part-time job (only when cameras are
there)?What's curious to me is... why is it legal for these
people to camp out in Galivan Plaza, or Pioneer Park, or wherever they want in
SLC... but my family would be forced out by the police or at least ticketed if
we tried to camp out to get a good spot for the 24th of July parade.Why is it apparently legal for these guys to camp on the street... but not for
my family?And why are the SLC Police evidently so afraid of these
people, and upholding the law when it comes to them like they would any other
people? Are they afraid of the people... or all the cameras?The
SLC police chief seems to treat this special group of people with kid gloves at
all times. Is he like that on ALL law enfocement (selective)?
What are they “fighting for”; More welfare, a free ride through
life? What? Does the world owe them or anyone a living? Get a bath and go get a
job and contribute to society rather than be a burden. You will feel much better
about yourself and your life will have more meaning that camping out complaining
about how mistreated you are!
I didn't even know the whole occupy movement was going still. Wasn't
the whole point of this movement to get their voices out their and to be heard?
Looks like the only thing they're occupying is the back seat.
Keep fighting occupiers!!!