I have very little patience with any of the Occupy movements across the country. When it was Occupy Wall Street, sure I could see their point, relate to their protest and appreciate what they were doing. It was a great protest. Then people started camping out across the country. In our state, two underage girls ran away from home and were found hiding out in the camp with a 20 year old guy. Homelessness has always been a problem in Portland Maine, now the homeless are using the movement as a reason to camp illegally in a public park. The movement is mad that the City has asked them to not camp overnight, there are even suing for a breach of constitutional rights. It's ludicrous. Don't break the law!
I am sick of 15% of the 99% speaking for everyone. STOP with the 99%. My husband and I have a mortgage, we each have a good job, we have a son and another on the way. We have health insurance, we have car payments credit card debt and student loans. We are definitely not in the 1% that these people are going on about, yet every day that I see these people in the news I grow more and more sympathetic to the Republican party and less and less sympathetic towards the protesters.
See, this post started as a way to tell you a cool Alec Baldwin story but I get so mad at this whole thing.
Back when this whole thing started a friend's son decided he wanted to know what it was all about, and not just what the media was feeding him. So he traveled down to NYC and found someone amongst the crowd who knew. Feeling satisfied with what they said and fully supporting them he asked what he could do. That day he handed out hundreds of sandwiches that had been donated to the protesters. Well part way through the day he handed someone a sandwich and when he looked up it was Alec Baldwin. Alec passed the sandwich to the next person in line and said "What can I do to help?" Lovely boy that he is, my friend's son gave him the box of sandwiches and said hand these out for a minute. So while Alec Baldwin handed out sandwiches to protesters, he ran to his contact and told her who was here and asked what to do with him. Well this was the day when people started erecting tents, and the police were getting antsy because they were being put up in an illegal space. Many protesters had asked the campers to move to the designated space but to no avail. However, if you are asked very charmingly by Alec Baldwin to move just fifty feet, then why not! So Alec asked them to move, and they moved.
I just think that's cool. I like it when people whose names mean something do something real.