Are the Occupiers Really Too Polite?
• I would frame this differently [“Too Polite To Protest?”]. Polite? Yes. Respectful? Yes. Realizing that the police and even most of our city council are part of the 99%? Yes. Given that Occupy Chattanooga wanted to work through channels indicates that they want peaceful resolution of their wrongs and what is wrong with the U.S. They did stay with their goal. They were told they could not be in parks after curfew. So their protest has been in front of the city council building [and now the County Courthouse] with continuous occupation since a week ago last Tuesday. And getting larger every day.
Does Teach Talk To Anyone?
• Alex, if you have not talked with Occupy, how in the world do you know what they believe in [“Chattanooga Occupation, Part 2”, On The Beat]? Also, if Ms. Ladd had not come off as a total bully in the first place, the reaction would have been completely different. She added to the problem. I have generally agreed with you, but not this time.
Worship of Mammon
• It is quite telling that church buildings across the country are turned into venues such as this [“Church of Rock”]. The price was right, not for an honest group of Christians, but for entrepreneurs who are ready to take advantage of the latest gentrification efforts. This is very sad to see and I pray it is the only temple to take such an unfortunate journey in our area.
Fr Daniel Talley