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Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 29, 2012, 2:35 p.m. EST by anonymous ()
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[-] 3 points by NVPHIL (664) 5 years ago

I love the selflessness programs like occupy sandy represent.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

What I like is that it's original, experimental. It's been co-opted and beaten but will not go away anytime soon.


[-] 1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 5 years ago

I'd like to think there is a core of good will at the heart of it all. But I am probably mistaken about that.

[-] -1 points by Shayneh (-482) 5 years ago

What I like most about Occupy is that the vast majority who post on this site have no real life experiences to understand what it takes to change things but yet they want everyone to think they know what they are speaking of.

I like the fact that they, like all their age, want the "intstant gratification clause to set in" so things will change asap and it will make them happy but alas it isn't going to happen.

It is sad to say they won't get their "instant gratification when it comes to change". They have been lead down a path to believe in "gullible falsacies and dreams to believe what they post on this site will in fact take place immediately or for that matter within the next 5 years. Dream on, deram on.

[-] 2 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 5 years ago

Well... I think, to start with, people need to realize that there is more to individualism than selfishness; we are all but cogs in a wheel and that wheel is the circle of family. There really is relevance to concepts of good people, good families, the good society. In good families, individualism is recognized and yet all are mutually supportive. And what this has enabled many to do is literally pull ourselves up by the boot straps. It was a lot of hard work, a lot of personal discomfort, that created the comfortable working classes. But their accomplishment afforded peace of mind, stability, and security. And I see nothing wrong with people working for what they have; what I find particularly interesting is that many - even as toddlers - actually enjoy working; this occurs for a reason - caring for ourselves, life in general, is a lot of hard work.

We live today in the "modern world"; we cannot turn back the hands of time, and all concerns here began hundreds of years ago. The first true multinational corporations, for example, were the banks over 300 years ago, followed later by the British railways. My only point here is that this is the world we were born into, and quite luckily at that, and it's the world we are stuck with so get over it.

For the past few hundred years Americans have worked very hard to set ourselves apart from other creatures because our species demands this; we do not do well in their environment. But what we see today everywhere is a dedication to reprimitiveism. Just spend one hour watching CSI at night and you'll see exactly what I mean. We no longer celebrate the desire to rise above; we celebrate instead the decimation of our society.

And it's really not good... when you have people walking the streets saying I don't want to work; I don't want a job; I don't want to contribute in any way to the circle of family, the wheel of life, I only want what I can selfishly take, things are really not good. This is not what being a "human" being is about.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 5 years ago

didn't people say the same about legal marijuana?



[+] -4 points by darrenlobo (204) 5 years ago

After the rapes, filth, & intolerance of the liberty-minded what I like most is that Occupy has shown how invalid the left's ideas are. They completely discredited themselves.

Occupy Philadelphia: The Kick That the Left Really Needed http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-philadelphia-kick-that-left.html

[-] 2 points by gsw (3144) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

Intolerance? At occupy?

Occupy fed and housed homeless, gave them chores, and equality.

I like all are equal, optimism, and freedom to think outside the box, and to question why the majority are indentured servants while the rulers rig the legal system to accumulate the worlds wealth, and leave the rest to fight for scraps.


-the rain, cold and stench, and the restrictions on freedom to assemble and petition for grievances, and the narrowminded attacks of nit wits, were the low points.