Thursday, December 01, 2011
Open Memo To Occupy [insert location] Protestors
You guys make a lot of good and valid points. You really do. There are many of us out here who agree with a lot of what you have to say, and we'd like to see those things come to be. However, there are among you some who are completely insane. And, frankly, they're making you look bad. If you really want to be taken seriously, you're going to have to get rid of the crazy people. Ok, I know you can't really “get rid of them”. They're not going anywhere, I get it. But you can still disavow them and their often unintelligible rantings.
The other thing I'd like to mention is that there is a problem with, what seems to me to be, one of your primary complaints. You make this same complaint about any of a number of valid issues: wages, health care, the housing crisis, the income gap. All of these things could be argued in various logically sound ways. But, often, you attack them with the oft-repeating refrain of “It's Not Fair!”. You're right. Absolutely correct. It's not fair. None of it is. Not at all. Here's the problem though, no one ever promised you “Fair”. No one. Not "the people", not "society", not the Constitution of the United States of America, God doesn't even promise us that things on Earth will be fair. So, maybe you could drop that complaint?
These are just some brief notes. I hope they help.