occupy arcata is a movement kidnapped by she who calls herself occupy arcata, the same person who claims to be the " founder." some of us who faced the cops and created the opportunity for YOU to come and create the movement YOU want to have, decided we are moving on to places where we wont be discriminated against because we are the poorest of the poor and we don't look like you .so we have decided to leave in caravan to change the world and when we are done you can all thank us again by calling us bums and alcoholics and whatever else you can find that makes us unworthy of our freedom of expression.. but i guess according to most of these comments we can read in the papers and facebook, we don't even qualify to make the 99% .

 

talk about class warfare, begin by looking at how you treat your homeless and the laws your city has passed to make them criminals by making things such as sleeping and using the restroom illegal or impossible to do legally and then complain about how your transient youth and homeless population look and behave..... but keep judging while your country and the world changes under your feet....

 

be it known to you arcata, we who have occupied your plaza ,did so in good faith and the believe of the possibility of change that would makes us part of a true democracy, WE believe that this movement is an opportunity for expression and change..we urge YOU to take your own plaza and use it, change the world...we advanced in our cause already the space has been occupied. now its yours, as it always has been. as a movement we worked quickly to establish our demands as part of the national movement .and then decided to use our local stage to address local issues. our demands as a local movement PRETENDED to take on one of the most present problems of this community and wanted to be heard about our simple yet transcendental concerns, we have agreed on a number of basic demands as a group that addressed a local problem that must be solved as it is a problem of national and international importance...the homeless problem in america, and the world.

 

we part with the hope that this movement here will flourish and lead america in the changes that as communities must be adopted, and with the wish that our simple demands of public restrooms, showers and simple shelters for those who need them and tolerance laws for those who don’t will be a concern to this community.

we the ugly people that occupied your plaza believe that to be democratic this movement must first elevate us all to the same basic human equality. and until we do, and all sitting at the table can do so with a proper nights sleep, a plate of food in our bellies and a shower to clean ourselves there will be no equality in occupy and until there is, this movement will be exclusive and not inclusive...

 

arcata OWN your movement, we left because we feel we could be of better service to the movement in the bigger cities and because the community seems to be wasting its opportunity bickering about cigarettes and cleanliness instead of occupying your plaza discussing the issues and changing the world and be warned we also decided to leave because most of us could no longer deal with not been listened to and disrespected by she who calls herself occupy arcata.