Occupy Raleigh Dies Off On Sunday

I guess they’re not quite as dedicated

(News and Observer) Protesters spent a second day outside the state Capitol building Sunday to show their frustration with government, which they said is too much under the influence of wealthy corporations.

Except, they aim their barbs not at government, but, at the private sector. The Occupy folks are missing it by that much.

Throughout the day, the size of the Occupy Raleigh demonstration on the south sidewalk near the Capitol fluctuated between 20 and 50 people. The day before, hundreds had joined the protest, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street gatherings that began in New York.

Hey, the NFL was on. Can you blame them?

Thompson returned for Sunday’s protest, complaining about the leaders of financial institutions involved in the housing debacle. “The ones who ran the banks into the ground should be fired,” he said. “There needs to be some accountability.”

Kenneth Thompson was one of those arrested Saturday. I wonder if he and the other Occupiers will call for people like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, and all the other Democrats who supported the Community Reinvestment Act, and blocked real reform of Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, to be fired? Na, we know they are going to vote for the same Democrats, including Obama, like the good little Demozombies they are.

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6 Responses to “Occupy Raleigh Dies Off On Sunday”

  1. Kenneth Thompson says:

    I am the Kenneth Thompson you mention. I have never voted democrat. This is not a left-wing movement. We have left and right, white and black, old and young, rich and poor. We are a group of concerned citizens who wish to raise awareness and demonstrate before the Capitol in support of economic justice and against corporate influence over our elections and political process. Corperations are not people. We are the 99%. And most likely you are too. Even if you havent noticed yet. Freedom for all of us brother.

  2. Kenneth Thompson says:

    Oh and one more thing Mr Teach.

    Come talk to us. It would be more informative than just reading a snip and making an uninformed observation.

  3. Adobe Walls says:

    I suppose the corporatists fenced off the grass to deny you your grazing rights.

  4. I’d be happy to come talk to you, Kenneth, except, I work. But, I’d be happy to come talk and wonder why you are going after corporations and not the government, which enables the problems. I notice you avoided any mention of going to protest the very people, like Dodd, Frank, Obama, etc, who create the situation.

    And, just for clarity, it is not simply a Democrat problem, Republicans are to blame, too. It is an elected official problem. But, you folks do not seem to want to go after them. I bet you all plan to vote Democrat.

  5. Kenneth Thompson says:

    You did not even read my response. I never have voted dem and never will. Also I spoke to the reporter for over an hour. The one sentence you read from the paper is all they posted. I slammed Obama and Dodd as well.

    You work correct? is it 24/7? I work as well yet I have found some time to make several apperences. I am sure you are very busy, but all it takes is 30 minutes of your time to educate yourself about what we are really about.

    I am sure you will continue doing whatever it is you do and spout information that was passed down to you from whoever is your master.

  6. gitarcarver says:

    Corperations are not people.

    That is a really nice tag line that denies reality.

    Corporations are, by definition, a group of people united for a purpose and have registered with the state. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Please tell me when a person loses their “personhood” and their rights when they are a part of a group of people?

    In fact, except for the registration with the state, your group is a corporation. It always amazes me when people in a group want to deny the rights of people in another group simply because they disagree with the stance or activities of the second group,

    Tell us, Kenneth, what is, in your opinion “economic justice?” Is it that in your opinion someone makes more than you do? Is it that you think they make too much?

    Who are you to decide that? Who are you to decide what is an acceptable amount of money a person makes for the labor? Tell us all, Kenneth, what gives you the right to sit on your butt and demand the proceeds of a company or an owner who has built their company from scratch often working 60 – 80 hours a week? Who are you to now swoop in and say “I demand a part of that which you worked for?”

    The problem is that in most cases, what you term as “social” or “economic justice” is just a new name for theft.

    I suspect you don’t like it when someone steals something that you have worked for, but yet that is probably what you want to do with others.

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