What can blogs offer us regarding the controversial Occupy Wall Street/Occupy (Insert City) movements?


So, what is it like for a student organizer in New York City?

MellyMac recently started a blog to share her thoughts. It is admirable to see someone explore their leadership potential.

What is it like for a veteran urban police officer?

It is just part of their job.

An excellent resource for the law enforcement view is the poetic and patient RainDog.  He wrote several short posts on the Occupy in his jurisdiction: Observation #1, Observation #2, and Observation #3.

I always appreciate RD's wisdom and compassion.

Finally, what is it like for a young person who works in a Seattle neighborhood that has been a home base for one of the Occupy groups?

This blogger offers insights.


In sum, blogs can offer unique perspectives often overlooked by the national media.


diane b said...

Unfortunately I don't have time at this moment to read all the perspectives on this subject. From what I have heard from people in my city is that they have a good point but don't put it across in an appropriate manner. Ruining public parks with human filth doesn't win many votes.

Pat Hatt said...

None of this sounds very productive in any way. Big business isn't going to give a rats behind about some little group of people ranting. If they want change they have to do more than kick crap around and be idiots destroying things. You have to hit them where it hurts and have some work stoppage thing. But then that is a whole big can of worms too.

Audrey Allure said...

While I'm for anyone protesting their opinions - living here in NYC, I feel like it's getting to be a bit ridiculous. It's quite disgusting in the area that the mayor forced a cleaning crew there, and now there's plans for them disrupting the transit system later today - definitely an inconvenient & frustrating tactic.

ladyfi said...

We need all the perspective we can get!

Bob G. said...

I enjoy the varied views on the occupy gig.
I think that we DO need input from all sides in order to make more informed decisions.

But, with any movement, we have to remember that there is a RIGHT way as well as a WRONG way to pursue the goals that are sought.

The OWSer chose poorly in many regards.

Good post, blog link, and comments.

Stay safe.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I so love the unique perspectives blogs can offer!

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the various perspectives...i think understanding perspectives goes a long way to solving issues...that is if both sides really want to listen...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Slam Dunks .. just at the moment I'm scanning by these issues - too many other things going on.

It's always interesting to read up and hear new thoughts -

Thanks for highlighting various blogs with some insightful ideas .. cheers Hilary

Momma Fargo said...

I agree. That's why I enjoy yours and others so much. Blogs offer things from REAL people and I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. Blogs offer information that can't be publicized or discussed in media avenues. Uncensored is one thing, but talking about things in depth and giving more information rather than tidbits is valuable.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I read the one in Seattle; it gave me an different perspective. Thanks for sharing these links!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Agreed, I think it's important to hear all the different perspectives. Blogs don't have to be objective, but hopefully they're honest.

Robyn Campbell said...

The protestors are holding the country hostage. They need to make their thoughts known in a very different way. As it stands now, they are making people mad. People can't even get home from work. You can't disrupt others lives.

Perspective is a big part of that, you're right. Whether mine is right or the next guy's, I can't force mine on him. Nice post! Thanks for visiting my place. *waving*

Arlee Bird said...

There many good points on all sides, but I don't know how effective the methodology of getting the message out there is.

Tossing It Out

Maxi said...

The post "Please Quit Occupying My Neighborhood," by Emily says it all;
the WSO do more harm than good.

Ed Pilolla said...

i'm looking forward to reading these links. thanks.