TTkickedin wrote:Well i never really did understand what they wanted, until after i read their 'list of greivances.' And saw what kind of a mess they made in dewey sq. (Occupy Boston.) I had some respect for them after reading it (after i posted.)
Yeah, I think that sort of thing happens a lot. I know that I've been guilty on more than one occasion of forming an opinion and not really having all the facts. That's why I'm kind of picky when it comes to news sources, it really is hard (in my opinion) to find good, solid reporting these days.
TTkickedin wrote:Then i read the part that wanted to give the EPA more control, and i was like O.o you serious? and lost all respect.
They're the ones that helped block the importation of cars and make it so much harder on car owners. Them, and the DOT, can go die.
I do think that we need an agency with the power to develop some effective
ways to address some of the environmental issues we're facing. I believe, however, that the EPA, as with many facets of our government, sort of misses the point. Who cares how a problem is addressed (assuming, of course, that there are no violations of human rights, civil liberties, etc.) as long as the desired result is achieved? I get what you're saying about the EPA though, and I sort of agree.
TTkickedin wrote:Anyway, so now that you actually illustrated for the most part of what I read (except the EPA part, f*** EPA,) with the actual proposed agenda for the OWS crew, what if it did go through in its entireity? I'm just looking for a little speculation here, nothing more or less.
If most (or even some) of the OWS philosophy did
have some impact on policy, I would be thrilled. As I'm sure you realized from my earlier post, I support most of what was at the core of the OWS agenda. If we were to separate the money from politics, I believe that government would become more accessible to the average citizen. It may become more realistic for a person from an average blue-collar background to become involved in politics, which would introduce a new perspective to our government. I believe it's always good to have a new perspective, and we could see a new wave of ideas that would enable our society to continue to grow and experience the good fortune to which we've all become accustomed.