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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 08:15 AM
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23. **** I DON"T Like this...I UN-REC this ...Here is why...(Hear me out on this please) ****
Edited on Wed Oct-12-11 08:55 AM by masmdu
FIRST: I whole-heartedly support OWS and believe money to have corrupted our govt. Further, I believe the Occupy movement to be the correct way to effect change as "normal" avenues to change have become ineffectual. That said please continue to read this post as I explain why I DON'T like this video or the tactics employed in it.

This video appeals to emotional triggers through clever editing and replay for emphasis of the voice and sounds of those who have been targeted by the police here in the US. By editing sequences so that the govt. sanctioned and promoted wholesale ATTACKS on the people protesting in the middle east are conflated with the isolated incidents of overly aggressive clearing and arrest actions by US police is purposely disingenuous, divisive, inflaming.

The experience of life in America in general and down on Wall St. in particular are hardly the same as living under oppressive dictatorship that use violence, torture, disappearances, and threats daily as social control.

The juxtaposition of the images of OWS and Tahir Uprising, Clinton and Obama comments attempt to equate what has happened in the middle east with what is happening here.

They are not the same.

While reprehensible that pepper spray was used, that police have used night-sticks, and have man-handled protesters during arrest and even that the arrest have taken place at all it is not even close to the same as life was/is in undemocratic Egypt, Lybia and Syria.

Equating the two is a DISSERVICE to OWS as it serves to create an emotional US vs THEM mentality between the protesters and the typically (and certainly comparatively speaking when compared with the armies and police of Egypt, Lybia, Syria) non-violent police.

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