The phenomenon I mention is real.
It may not be applicable to your argument, Im not totally up to speed in the thread.
But FAR more video could be presented of PEACEFUL protests than of those that turn violent.
One video of violence jangles our sensibilities MORE than a hundred boring videos of people walking around with signs settles them.
Violence is more interesting to our predator brains than peacefulness is.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
The United States has the highest percentage of single-parent families (34% in 1998) among developed countries...There was a dramatic increase in single-parent families in the United States in the last three decades of the twentieth century; only 13 percent of families were headed by a single parent in 1970. Over one-fourth of children in the United States lived with a single parent in 1996, double the proportion in 1970.
Read more: Single-Parent Families - Demographic Trends - Poverty, Family, Women, Percent, Births, and Divorce - JRank Articles Single-Parent Families - Demographic Trends - Poverty, Family, Women, Percent, Births, and Divorce - JRank Articles
Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. -- Benjamin Franklin
I literally spent 30ish, 45 minutes looking through these things (different debate, same general subject). The only guy I've found who is an organic part of this protest that seems to actually be educated in what he's talking about is this guy:
Bipartisan Term Limit Reform?True, not everyone who has gotten involved with the Occupy movement are participating for the same reason(s), but that by and large is why so many people are showing up at these Occupy protest events: their disdain for how capitalism has overwhelmingly influenced our national politic is at the forefront of their outrage. They know that government is no longer "for the people" and it certainly is no longer comprised "of the people" as evidenced by Congress being made up of so many career politicians and/or millionaire politicians.
you're about two years late to the party.Don't sell this movement short. The People are keenly aware of what's happening in Congress these days and have known for years. It's just that they've finally decided to take a stand and start speaking out about it.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
So your post is now 3x more irrational that your initial post and you seem proud of it. Never change.
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