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10/9 – My New Thoughts on the #Occupy Movement – #occupyphilly

October 9, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYGtuzJmAg

Here’s how I got the answers I was looking for… I asked!  Genius, I know.

Tonight I am already feeling like I have changed my views entirely, several times over.  Not just of occupyPhilly, but the whole (now national) movement.  I have spent the day reviewing my footage, both video and still, remembering what people were saying and doing, considering what it all means, and publishing my thoughts here.  I was able to connect with this group, even if I am concerned with their approach.  That was ok with them.  I love that.  What was formerly my biggest concern, is a memory now.  I was most concerned that this movement is manufactured by the same people that manufacture all of the bullshit that we are forced to endure.  I don’t think there is a hijacking under way either.  I don’t see a ruling party or steering committee or men behind a curtain.  Believe me, I looked.

However, I am still concerned that the many groups that have come together lack direction and that this may take a very long time.  And on the other side, I wonder if anything will be solved.  The msm still has the story in a seriously jacked up state.  We should keep an eye on that.  Let’s correct them when they get it wrong.  By that I mean wrong to you.  That should keep all of us talking, which I think would be a fantastic result.

I am also concerned with the communist and socialist undertones.  It may be my imagination, but I sensed these ideals.  To cut right through the bullshit, let me say this:  I don’t believe communism is the answer.  Nor do I think socialism is the answer.  If I had my way, we would move toward the right of center.  Less government. More protection of our constitutional rights.  Less bullshit from the old boys’ clubs, and more FREEDOM.  I’d like to see a changing of the guard if we are stuck with this two party system in the next election, but I’m also not a republican. I want people to enjoy their lives and be happy, and I’d like to see this happen without more regulations imposed on me and my family.

That’s what I’ve got for now.  If you enjoyed the beginning of this story, please follow here or on twitter.  The blog is up to current now.  I will continue as this situation unfolds.  Photos and more video from Saturday will be posted shortly.  If you plan to stand up, best of luck to you.  I will see you out there.   Be safe while speaking your mind.  It’s great to see activism in such a healthy state, and in my city.  In fact, it just made me smile.

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2 Comments
  1. I think we need regulations for the people by the people. The EPA does some things really well and some things not so much.

    I feel people need to resist the urge to blow up and start thinking in terms of tweaks.

  2. > I don’t believe communism is the answer. Nor do I think socialism is the answer.
    > If I had my way, we would move toward the right of center.
    > Less government. More protection of our constitutional rights.
    > Less bullshit from the old boys’ clubs, and more FREEDOM.

    Well said. We’re on the same page. Good to be working with you.

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