Occupy Groups…What Do You Want?
In my engagement with a local Occupy group, we’ve had some good dialog. I’ve tried to be open to the dialog, and at this blog have not yet had any need to not approve any comments. I think I’ve done a fair job of providing my perspective, though some of that will be forthcoming: I’m a family guy on the outside wondering what the Occupy groups are about, and I’ve taken a substantial amount of my own time to not only visit Occupy Tacoma, but to continue the dialog here.
We’ve also had a fair share of, well, let me be straightforward: propaganda. We had some information thrown out as fact that isn’t anything less than something bordering on paranoid conspiracy. Those things I’ll cover in upcoming posts to solicit feedback and get more information on…so please hold those comments for those upcoming posts.
But today’s post goes back to one of my initial concerns: what is it the movement stands for? To me, even after dialog and visiting Tacoma’s group, it’s completely unclear. I’ve read reports on both sides of the issue that discuss this as being on purpose…keep it vague enough to draw people in, but not concrete enough to actually pin anything in particular down. Is that the case?
The closest answer I’ve gotten is that it is to send a message to our government officials that we demand change, and we demand they “fix” things. And from my perspective, this is absurd, since, first, those elected officials, by and large, created the issues; and second, leaving it completely wide open for THEM to interpret HOW to fix the issue. Frankly, they’ll only make it worse without pressure as to exactly how to fix it.
So, Occupy folks, am I wrong? If so, how?
Most importantly, what is it you demand?
In my engagement with a local Occupy group, we’ve had some good dialog. I’ve tried to be open to the dialog, and at this blog have not yet had any need to not approve any comments. I think I’ve done a fair job of providing my perspective, though some of that will be forthcoming: I’m…