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PROTESTS: Methods not effective

Letter by Zoe V. Herron , Olympia on Dec. 13, 2011 at 9:59 am | 145 Comments »
December 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Re: “Occupiers stand for what really matters” (Letter, 12-12)

The writer of this letter still “strongly supports the Occupy movement” and also states that the future of America’s children is being stolen by the “voracious greed” of Wall Street. What she fails to recognize is that sitting around on the wet pavement outside corporate or government buildings is not going to change what she perceives as the practices of greedy, thieving economic figures.

Granted, this is America and the protestors should have full First Amendment rights to do what they wish. But they also believe that what they are doing is effective. What they don’t realize is that Wall Street, or the government, or those of the economic and corporate world aren’t going to budge. They are not going to change their ways or practices, corrupt or not. That little row of tents is not going to move the supposed giant of corporate America or Wall Street.

Nor should violent methods be brought into the situation. Instead of yelling, pointing fingers, and camping uninvited at the doors of those whom they believe are responsible for economic corruption, protestors should employ more effective methods of disagreement, methods that those concerned actually might listen to or consider.

If you want to make a change, write a letter, start a petition, or vote against practices that you believe against.

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