Comments policy: a response to “All Solutions”

“All Solutions” wants to post a blanket condemnation of the Occupy movement — not happening, buddy. Your message is going in the spam file, where it most likely belongs. If you’re a real person, I apologize for that, and, if your beliefs are sincere, I hope you get more understanding about what’s going on soon. I doubt that you’re a member of the 1% income-wise, but even if you are, wealth and property don’t represent real security. Money in the bank and investments can vanish from the big computers in the sky in a heartbeat, and probably will eventually as the global capitalist system self-destructs. Real property can be stolen, destroyed, or taken away for non-payment of mortgages and/or taxes, or seized by the state for a right-of-way or some other purpose. It can also be seized by a rampaging rabble, as you seem to fear, but what else is that rabble going to do if it has no place to live or grow food, due to the inequities of the current system? You can only keep people that far down so long, especially when they get to the point where they have nothing to lose. Thus far, contrary to what you write, the Occupy movement is nonviolent and has injured no one (though police have injured occupiers) and has done no significant or permanent damage to property. The real criminals and “hooligans” are the perpetrators of the current system — they hurt and kill multiple thousands every day.

This is a website for people who are fed up with this system, people who have been frustrated for years, not knowing how they can replace it with something better. If people who fit this description disagree with something I’ve written after reading it thoroughly and giving it careful consideration (as you have not), I’ll post any thoughtful, sincere comment they care to make. I’ll also post comments or questions from people who honestly think this system is the best we can do, despite its problems. I’m not afraid of heartfelt, respectful dialogue. Hate-filled sloganeers can go elsewhere.

About (They Got the Guns, but) We Got the Numbers

I'm an artist and student of history, living in Eugene, OR. On the upside of 60 and retired from a jack-of-all-trades "career," I walk, do yoga, and hang out with my 10-year-old granddaughter. I believe we can make this world better for her and the young and innocent everywhere, if we connect with each other and create peaceful, cooperative communities as independent of big corporations and corporate-dominated governments as possible.

Posted on November 5, 2011, in Comments policy, Non-violence, The current system, The Occupy movement and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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