Thursday, November 17, 2011
Occupy Oakland...what we have is failure to communicate! Thick skulls can't fathom obvious!
And so, the arguments go 'round and 'round, at "Occupy Oakland"!
In spite of the fact protesters were informed that they were welcome to rally and exercise their right to free speech by lamenting their political and social concerns, one stickling point appears to be a stumbling block when it comes to resolving the issue of their unlawful tent city frustrating City Officials.
For example, the upstarts from the alleged 99% have take the position that they are legally entitled to let their voices be heard in the plaza (and camp overnight in shelters in the interim until their arguments are fully addressed) in front of City Hall on the basis of "freedom of speech".
A line from the successful feature - "Cool Hand Luke" - springs to mind:
"What we have here is a failure to communicate!"
Can't the "occupiers" get it through their thick skulls?
City ordinances outlaw tent encampments on public property overnight.
Notwithstanding, the protesters don't appear to realize (or care) that they are also "denying" other citizens their right to walk freely in a public park and City Plaza (which is their inalienable right, also).
Grow up, kids!
Peaceable assembly within the confines of the law may guarantee the movement success eventually.
But disobey the laws of the land, and neglect to smell the coffee, and you're doomed!