If one focuses on finding the bad things because they do not like what the people are saying, what they are drawing some attention to or just because it annoys someone, they will find it.
What group of people is not going to have a few individuals in their midst who act wrong and inappropriately, carry a sign that is offensive, etc? And the negative always gets the most tv time or pics as if it symbolized the whole. Because the negative is what sells newspapers and gets the ratings.
Amazing that nowhere do I see mention of those Occupy groups that are out sweeping up after themselves after a rally and are keeping the parks they are camping in as neat as possible when you have a large group of people in one place. You know why? Because that does not sell and does not play into the story some want to tell. BTW the Occupy movements that friends and family are involved with do have Cleaning Committees too.
There were negative reports on the Tea Party back in the day...like spitting on elected officials. I never considered those individuals representative of the movement as a whole because there are always a few bad apples in every bunch who do and say stupid things.
As to the memo about rape and reporting it....that is ONE group. Not the whole movement. Using the actions of the few to define the whole is always wrong. Rape should always be reported to the police with the Security Committee as a second reporting spot as they are, well, security for the movement so they need to know also.
That's all I have to say on the subject as I just refuse to characterize an entire group by the actions and words of a few individuals (few in relation to the entirety of the group)
Edited by Tricia, 20 October 2011 - 12:56 PM.
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