I’ve never been to an #Occupy either. I will confess that a couple years ago I once watched less than five minutes of Glenn Beck. I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh or any talk radio. I don’t watch network news. I occasionally catch a little local news if it comes on while I’m cooking dinner.
On an average day I visit at least 50 different blogs and websites. Some of them are conservative, some are progressive, others are liberal. I read stuff from people who think Obama is the worst president ever and from people who think he is the best. I make it a point to read several articles a day that I don’t agree with.
I don’t agree with everybody who posts here at TCH. Some are to my left, some are to my right. Some people I disagree with more than others, but as long as they don’t behave like trolls I have no problem with anyone.
My opinions are my own. I don’t get them from anyone else.
Regarding the OWS movement:
The first I ever heard of it came from Corrente. I have read lots of stories and seen numerous videos of the OWS, including the original site at Zuccotti Park and other sites around the nation. I have read many positive and negative stories.
Even though I consider myself a liberal and I am generally sympathetic with many of the things I hear Occupiers say, I have a number of concerns about the movement itself. I am not going to articulate all of them here, most of you already know what they are.
If and when my concerns are addressed my opinion of OWS will change. Not before.
Until then I will remain skeptical.