Oh come on, don't try to play this game. You know exactly what is going on here. You post videos that make people look bad, and pretend that it represents everyone who is protesting or everyone who supports the protests.
Bull. We're all in favor of getting people to listen to what OWS protesters are saying. We want the general public to see what kinds of idiots these dilletantes are. We constantly post video interviews, audio clips, transcripts of statements, because we are perfectly happy talking about the content of their ideas.
ok cool, well these people are not a single entity, and there is no actual thing called "the left" which some people seem to believe is a large homogenous group that encompasses everything conservatives are opposed to. Many people who are considered to be on the "left" have different ideas and different criticisms and often disagree, it isn't a single mass.
It's you who keeps trying to pretend that they are something other than what they are, which is ignorant, bigoted, infantile tools. By all means, let's talk about their message, about their hatred of the rich, their demand for violent revolution, their inability to articulate a simple statement of ideals or even an understanding of what an ideal is. Then we can discuss the desire to substitute rote drumming for conscious thought. Let's also go into how they tolerate vile, extremist attacks on Jews, and then discuss the support that they received from the American Nazi Party, not to mention the Revolutionary Communist Party, the various violent fringe groups from the left, and the Democratic Party. Then we can go into detail on how the ideologies of these various, seemingly disparate groups meet at the junction of anti-capitalism, dorm-room Marxism, histoirical illiteracy and hatred of their nation and home.
By all means, let's talk about their views and ideas.
Any time, any place.