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Anonymous

I wanted to check out this whole idea of 'Occupy Christmas' because I don't totally understand what the 'Occupy' protest is about. I strongly believe there is no need for countries like the U.S. and Canada to be consuming so much while communities around the world go without clean drinking water, safe places to live and food to fill the tummies of children. It frustrates me that people in my own community go without and my family does what we can to donate clothes and food throughout the year.

Now that I've been here and read all these comments I find myself not caring what the 'Occupy' movement is about. The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of 'Occupy'. If you have a cause you feel strongly about it is so important to think about how other people perceive you - take a lesson from the playbook of the organizations you so desperately wish to fight and create a thoughtful, innovative and attention getting marketing campaign that appeals to the heart, mind....and pocketbook.

I won't be teaching my two young daughters how "not to be dou----", but I do teach them every day how to caring and kind, how to pay it forward and how to give.

From,

A mother, who has worked many seasonal jobs, struggles to care for her family financial and loves to make her little girls smile on Christmas morning.

Anonymous

I wanted to check out this whole idea of 'Occupy Christmas' because I don't totally understand what the 'Occupy' protest is about. I strongly believe there is no need for countries like the U.S. and Canada to be consuming so much while communities around the world go without clean drinking water, safe places to live and food to fill the tummies of children. It frustrates me that people in my own community go without and my family does what we can to donate clothes and food throughout the year.

Now that I've been here and read all these comments I find myself not caring what the 'Occupy' movement is about. The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of 'Occupy'. If you have a cause you feel strongly about it is so important to think about how other people perceive you - take a lesson from the playbook of the organizations you so desperately wish to fight and create a thoughtful, innovative and attention getting marketing campaign that appeals to the heart, mind....and pocketbook.

I won't be teaching my two young daughters how "not to be dou----", but I do teach them every day how to caring and kind, how to pay it forward and how to give.

From,

A mother, who has worked many seasonal jobs, struggles to care for her family financial and loves to make her little girls smile on Christmas morning.

Anonymous

Let me get this straight.
You are mad that "The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of 'Occupy'."
This is how you learn about history? This is how you learn about math? How people comment on math? You don't know how to multiply or divide because "The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of "MATH".
This is totally unintelligible. It couldn't possibly be how you learn about topics.
You'd have to do a LOT more reading. The words would have to come directly from intelligent sources. What're you listening to a couple of morons for?

Anonymous

Let me get this straight.
You are mad that "The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of 'Occupy'."
This is how you learn about history? This is how you learn about math? How people comment on math? You don't know how to multiply or divide because "The type of language and word choice by a few people is so offensive, unkind and immature that I'm turned off by the whole idea of "MATH".
This is totally unintelligible. It couldn't possibly be how you learn about topics.
You'd have to do a LOT more reading. The words would have to come directly from intelligent sources. What're you listening to a couple of morons for?

Anonymous

The OP is entirely correct. You, on the other hand, need to read a little bit and learn about the value of good PR.

Anonymous

The OP is entirely correct. You, on the other hand, need to read a little bit and learn about the value of good PR.

Anonymous

I'm not mad at all, never said that. Just disappointed that the dialogue I read here wasn't what I thought it would be. The point I was trying to make (but I guess failed) is that the anti-Occupy comments here are very aggressive (not surprising), but many of the pro-Occupy comments fail to 'rise above'. I was hoping that since AdBusters is where the idea of Occupy originated I would get a good sense of what the movement is about and what the general sentiment of supporters is. My personal perception from the discussion here is that the movement includes a lot of attacking from both sides - something I'm not interested in.

Thanks for the dialogue. I appreciate your comment and recognize that basing an opinion on 'the few' is short-sighted, but it still doesn't mean that those 'few' don't ruin things for the whole. None of this means that I haven't or won't read and research more about Occupy, but it does make me more hesitant to support. First impressions really do have power!

Anonymous

I'm not mad at all, never said that. Just disappointed that the dialogue I read here wasn't what I thought it would be. The point I was trying to make (but I guess failed) is that the anti-Occupy comments here are very aggressive (not surprising), but many of the pro-Occupy comments fail to 'rise above'. I was hoping that since AdBusters is where the idea of Occupy originated I would get a good sense of what the movement is about and what the general sentiment of supporters is. My personal perception from the discussion here is that the movement includes a lot of attacking from both sides - something I'm not interested in.

Thanks for the dialogue. I appreciate your comment and recognize that basing an opinion on 'the few' is short-sighted, but it still doesn't mean that those 'few' don't ruin things for the whole. None of this means that I haven't or won't read and research more about Occupy, but it does make me more hesitant to support. First impressions really do have power!

BM

Sorry but it does mean that the few don't ruin things for the whole. When you made Thanksgiving dinner, imagine how offended you would be - seriously - if one of your guests shot at you "well, this gravy is so runny that your turkey might as well be a turd in the middle of an Occupy protest," you would probably be pretty bewildered at how the gravy had anything to do with the turkey, or the rest of what you cooked, nevermind the fact that Thanksgiving isn't about how your gravy tastes, or what a person thinks about the turkey. Please, please, understand what I am saying. LOOK FOR SUBSTANCE. If you can't find any - YOU AREN'T LOOKING HARD ENOUGH.

BM

Sorry but it does mean that the few don't ruin things for the whole. When you made Thanksgiving dinner, imagine how offended you would be - seriously - if one of your guests shot at you "well, this gravy is so runny that your turkey might as well be a turd in the middle of an Occupy protest," you would probably be pretty bewildered at how the gravy had anything to do with the turkey, or the rest of what you cooked, nevermind the fact that Thanksgiving isn't about how your gravy tastes, or what a person thinks about the turkey. Please, please, understand what I am saying. LOOK FOR SUBSTANCE. If you can't find any - YOU AREN'T LOOKING HARD ENOUGH.

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