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Occupy Whatever - to What End
A simple question for all the posters. There are about 100,000 people in Lawrence – probably half are adults. There are maybe a few hundred associated with the occupy Lawrence action. There are 300,000,000 people in the US with probably 100,000,000 adults and a few thousand in the occupy whatever movement.
Why are the opinions of those few so valued over the opinions of the rest of us not squatting on public/private property and bleating mostly incoherently? Are only the opinions of protesters valued? What about the opinions of the workers of this country? What about the opinions of our police/firefighters/military? What about the opinions of our educators (not the union that claims to speak for them). What about the opinions of our homemakers? In fact, what about the opinions of the thousands who work on Wall Street and in our banks that are not part of the 1%?
Seems to me as if our media is not focused on real news but is once again pursuing contrived news. That pursuit makes it hard for the rest of us to sort issues. Could that be the intent?