I'm not moving - a short film on Occupy Wall St

United States
October 16, 2011 2:37pm CST
I am only popping in here and there, so its hard to comment back, but I am opening the discussion for you. Sadly, the usual players here will post with absolutely no knowledge of what these protests are about, even though it is obvious and their message is loud and clear to those who choose to hear it. I will discuss their multifaceted message in another post, but for now, call to members of all parties here on mylot to watch this film, as our citizens are having their first amendment rights squandered. This is a partisan movement, but, aside from their message, this video is about free speech. That is not a right afforded only to the right wing. I expect all of you who have always disagreed with my ideology to agree that their rights are not being upheld. http://youtu.be/p8_cE9kOVOA
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
17 Oct 11
Leave it to a lefty to compare a military murdering citizens so police, arresting protesters who attack them and climb over barricades to provoke them. Of course they carefully edited video footage so you didn't see that the officers swinging batons were only doing so because they were getting mobbed by an unruly crowd.
• United States
17 Oct 11
Leave it to a mindless righty to not ever know what they are talking about. No one was being rushed by any mobs, the girls who were pepper sprayed did nothing, etc. I know this, because they have live streams of everything, and I watched the entire time. Not only that, they have unedited footage all over the net. Put some effort into looking it up for yourself so you don't look like such a dolt when posting. For future reference, you can watch these and then compare them to the news editing so you can see how much the media is trying to skew this. And you are buying it hook, line, and sinker. Not because you are stupid, but because you want to. http://occupystream.com/ (And, I meant to say this is a non-partisan event. Members of all parties are involved. I had a typo.)
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
17 Oct 11
I've watched the videos put out by both sides ladybug. I know EXACTLY what happens in those videos. Are you going to pretend that the video you linked to wasn't carefully edited to make the police look bad? Are you going to claim that police are just walking out their, spraying pepper spray for the he1l of it? Do you think those cops get on duty and say "I can't wait to swing my night stick at a crowd of people!"? Not all cops are great, and I've seen a few instances on those videos where cops used unnecessary force, but those are rare. Most of the cases are people blatantly trying to get arrested like that moron screaming about how being arrested is great because he wants to be like Martin Luther King Jr.
@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
18 Oct 11
I am one that has absolutely no knowledge of what is going on their on wall street, and i do not need to watch your video. because i was their (i went to a friends wedding) I spent the better part of 3 days walking among the protesters. all i saw was a big mess. different groups yelling and carrying signs protesting about different things, no organization at all. No clear point to why they were all their. and their were a lot of people their that had no idea why they were their, and they were protesting. I saw groups of people being orderly and they were not being bothered by police, and then you saw some groups acting like total idiots, yelling and taunting the police and i for one was glad when the police broke them up the best that they could because those are the types that could cause that mob scene to turn into something violent real fast. Their was a group yelling about how the Government needs to take better care of them....those nuts should go visit a communist or socialist country for a few years and see how they like the government taking care of them.... Their were groups yelling about banks, and on and on.................... The park is a mess, do you think that those protesters are going to clean it up....no the tax payers of the city of NY are going to have to do it. they are also going to have to pay for all the extra police and security. I did not see anyone's right for free speech being taken away. their was a whole lot of it going on. as for the ones that were being arrested the ones i saw they got what they deserved, all they were doing was making the whole thing bad for the ones that were following the rules, and being orderly. I was their and i still do not have any knowledge of what it is about, except for a mob of people all yelling about a lot of different things.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
2 Mar 12
Absolutely right! Thankfully not everyone is being snookered by these idiots into following their stupidity. It's about time someone threw their crap back in their face, and rubbed their nose in it.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
2 Mar 12
No, you are wrong. Not one right was squandered. Your 'freedoms' do not include imposing yourself on everyone else. When will the babies of our society grow up and start acting like adults?
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Oct 11
Hi Ladybug, I can't watch the video at the moment as my daughter is sleeping right below my speakers and I just moved and can't find my ear buds. I'll watch it tomorrow. I will say that I did listen to some local people here that actually took time to talk to the occupiers. I have talked to some of them. I do agree with their cause and so do many small business owners and middle class and even those on my level which is I guess..working class poor? Their method of expression however, hmm..I just can't get into that. I think there has to be a better way. I like that the people are pulling together and that aspect of it but I think the way they are going about it is just inciting and inviting conflict. I know they have the right to express themselves but the way they go about it just doesn't work. You know what's really sad? I can talk to any of these people and understand their anger and agree with them. They express themselves very clearly and well to me...a stupid store clerk! And then, when they have to express themselves to the people that count the most...they carry signs and sleep in public places and disrupt business' . What actual good does that do? None that I can see. They need to organize and have representation. While I agree with much of their cause, I have to say, I would never join them because I think that the way they are going about it is ineffective and childish.