In light of the organic nature of this movement, as proclaimed by the majority of participants from within, a risk that has been heavily touted by the media and promoted by haphazard participants is frustration topics that extend beyond the movement.
Because the larger media sources profit from sensationalism and partisanship, as well as the grudging that the latter promotes, any and every morsel of this zealous but ill advised behavior is latched onto and spread to discredit us. As an occupant, it is your duty not to supply these nuggets of “wisdom”.
So then, what should we be saying?
A most popular and largely accepted statement by Occupy Wall Street is “We are the 99%”, an allusion to the disparity of financial ownership and, more so, power, in the United States and abroad. We must highlight this in our minds. If you are frustrated with other issues, there will be a time for that. And that time will be greatly enriched by a successful campaign here, so let’s be united in our message in this campaign first and foremost.
We are protesting the ill gotten power of Wall Street and the Financial District. Focus on this and study the issue, because when you speak, you should speak with the power gained by knowledge.
City of Pueblo
Taking this into consideration, I advise the city of Pueblo to consider what a movement of this kind offers to all citizens. Your party loyalty doesn’t have to play into this; simply your understanding of economics and finances should matter here. While you may have the impression that one party is participating in this, I ask you to think again.