03 November 2011

Need a clever title here....

My mind has been going again. This happens a lot, but sometimes topics get heated in person and I have a blog. My blog is my outlet (BTW I have more photos coming soon)

For awhile now I've been thinking about the occupy movement. I can understand the frustration with the greed, how Washington can't get along and are not really doing anything, how the economy is still suffering, and there are still lots of people out of work, etc - I do understand.

But what I don't understand is how the occupy movement is supposed to help and change things. There's no "demands," so how are they supposed to gauge their success? And lately it seems that they're wasting resources more than changing anything.

Wouldn't it be better to be a movement actively seeking change instead of camping out? This is all still marinating in my mind. Do you have any thoughts or insights on the movement?

In other news, I'm going whale watching today. I'm heading into an area that is known for whales playing and therefore they breach a lot. Crossing my fingers for breaching! I love them whales!

3 comments:

Amazing said...

I agree. I don't know if you heard of occupy Scio, but the community came together to help build scio up not complain about other people bringing it down. I think that's the way to go about making change not protesting. I also think the best way to protests big corps is to not buy from them. Logically they will go out of business. Anyways sorry for the little rant.

neffie said...

No, don't be sorry for the rant. I loved it & it's exactly what I was looking for. I had not heard about occupy Scio.... Probably because it was a good thing so the news wouldn't report it. :-)

Laura said...

Wow, cities need to take notes from Scio.