Friday, October 14, 2011

Why the Occupy movement is not comparable to the Arab Spring

Yesterday I posted that, while I support the Occupy movement and while I am not a fan of some of the police actions with the Occupy Wall Street protests, I have a hard time comparing these activities in the U.S. to the Arab Spring.

Here is why... Our protesters are not dying for a cause, and our government is not killing them because of their cause.

We need some reform here, but our system is still far better than many, many others around the world.

Enough said.

BBC News - Syria uprising: UN says protest death toll hits 3,000:
The United Nations says 3,000 people have been killed in Syria in the seven months of protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. 'via Blog this'

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