Invade Wall Street Guest Site By Jordan

Did felicity by chance trip the Occupy Wall Street Protest?
Occupy Wall Street – For every one of you who are oblivious of the situation, Felicity was the young lady who was arrested this summer on wall street during the art performance Ocularpation. All of a sudden this Occupy Wall Street protest flares up – Coincidence??? Maybe but improbable: Ocularpation (which was an art job by Zefrey Throwell who was attempting to make a point that Wall Street lacks liability) sounds eerily similar to Invade Wall Street as well as the place. So naturally Felicity and I went down to speak to the protesters. On our way down there we had to sit in traffic because the Wall Street protesters caused so much mayhem on the Brooklyn Bridge that the NYPD closed it down – not a good start but we pushed on.

Poster at Inhabit Wall Street Protest
Once we got there we found a group of people – Mostly in their 20a?s – singing, holding up signs and chanting their distinct mantras. We were hoping to speak with but couldn’t find out who they were. What we did find was a war room of laptops and the people who were manning the stations kept on yelling that they needed any footage of police brutality and arrests (rather in HD). After trying to speak to some of the folks there (without making any headway) we determined to speak to some of the protesters. We spoke to several people who seemed to be enthusiastic about ending the status quo on a whole mess of problems, but had no ideas about what should be done instead. Since I do concur that change is needed I kept pleading with the protesters to give me something that I could take from all this. I only wanted to hear what they think should be done to correct the any one of the list of problems that they felt needed to be dealt with.
Authorities Poster Invade Wall Street Protest
After about one hour or so we simply decided to leave empty handed and with no questions answered.
While I do not comment frequently this is one subject that I simply can’t seem to let go of. Finally there’s a group of people who will willingly take a stand and fight for change, but how am I able to support this kind of valiant attempt when I have no idea what they actually believe in? Without any clear aims, no physical leadership, bench marks for success or unique thoughts on the way to better the country what would I really be supporting (as well as the fact they appear to have a good deal of facts which might be simply wrong)?
Posters at Invade Wall Street protest
So in any case, I don’t have any idea if Felicity’s arrest had anything to do with it, but I certainly hope not. Sparking a massive protest of naysayers who seem to be fighting against everything and could be happier when the police are forced to intercede isn’t something that I ‘d ever put my name on. Dispersing fear, inconveniencing the public and expecting for the following shot of someone getting slammed to the ground by police isn’t something I ‘m willing to support.
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In closing I just want to incorporate a number of points. If these protesters care so much about the various issues then why haven’t they sent individuals to staff soup kitchens, clean up city parks or do anything that would impact the city absolutely they’ve likely cost the city millions by now so do not you believe it is only fair if they were to shoulder some of the burden by helping out the people of New York City? Or are they simply going to continue shouting and howling till we NY’ers are compelled to pay more in taxes to cover the expense that they’re creating?
As for Felicity – we still aren’t too sure why she was arrested, but she is due in court next month so send her loads of positive energies!
read about the OWS movement was published by – Young Naturists & Naturists America