published Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

'Anti-greed' mob protests in Times Square

We don't know many people who defend "corporate greed" as a worthy value. But there was a sometimes outrageous and disorderly protest in New York's Times Square last weekend against "corporate greed."

Demonstrators mixed with theater crowds, normal pedestrians, tourists, etc., in a situation that resulted in the arrests of scores of people and injuries to at least a couple.

Many demonstrators at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests refused orders to disperse, and some tried to take down police barriers. Others entered a bank and refused to leave.

There were similar protests in Pittsburgh and other U.S. cities -- even in Jackson, Miss.! -- though many of the liberal demonstrators did not get very specific about what they expect corporations to do to fight "greed." They just seem convinced that corporations -- as opposed to anti-free-market government policies and excessive federal spending -- are behind the current economic crisis.

Worse demonstrations, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, took place in Europe, becoming violent in Rome. Protests developed in Canada, Australia and Asia as well. Many of the protesters were peaceful, but quite a few were not.

It's disgusting how much disruption small groups of people can cause. We do not believe the U.S. demonstrators represent the views of most Americans, yet some of them are regrettably making it hard to maintain peace and safety for those who do not choose to join their movement.

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FreedomJournal said...

CONTRASTS, CONTRADICTIONS, PARALLELS: WORLD VIEW & GOD

Part 1: Introduction

In the name of Almighty God, Master of the universe Ruler of all the earth

Greetings Brethren,

Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.

My beloved brethren as we study and as we move upon the land we see so much of the world. We also know that God’s people forsake the world. We love the people but accept not the ways of the world.

Meanwhile as I pondered this day I thought of the days past that I embraced a world view. However I had not embraced Christ. Thus I also saw the world in a limited space. Because only those that know God can really see the world.

The Long Eyes of the Spiritual Scientist (5-17-09)

Once there was an academic time when I saw the world view of self and others in race, economics, politics and the historical and social times of life.

Those that came with exploitation and colonialism, slavery, neo-colonialism on their mind saw progress and development the GNP solely from the eyes of the,

Conqueror of the land and its people. This world view differed greatly from the way the native and indigenous people viewed these circumstances and the world.

So as the Afro-Centric scholars leaned into the question there were basically two ways to view the world. The right way and the wrong the way.

One based on race and economics and the other from the human side as humanity was still a part of the liberal agenda and thought patterns as the lost of both sides,

Knew very little about God’s view. However the conversion process opens up the world. Had it been closed up to this time? All things are closed and hindered if one does not know God.

Thus there is a 3rd view of the world. The Bible clearly makes a distinction between the world and the world of God’s people. Thus the two previous world views all embrace the world.

They both are flawed as any view of life absent of God is null and void.

Peace, Brother Carl

October 18, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

The writer's use of the word "mob" is very telling. This Occupy Wall Street is not a mob. It is people like you and me that have had enough. Chattanooga lives in a bubble. And it sounds like you are getting your news from Faux. Turn the channel so you can at least stop sounding like a propaganda machine.

October 18, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
hambone said...

"We don't know many people that defend "corporate greed" as a worthy cause"

Except: Corker , Alexander , Fleischman , McConnell etc.

October 18, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.
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