#1 A reminder...IF OWS disbanded tomorrow, we wouldn't HAVE any Hope for Change at all07-10-2012, 02:49 AM
Ken Burch (27,391 posts)
A reminder...IF OWS disbanded tomorrow, we wouldn't HAVE any Hope for Change at all in this country.
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We wouldn't even have much liberalism.
We'd be back where we were in December 2010...with two parties both putting the rich before the people, with no one talking about corporate dominance and how to fight it, with nobody trying to mobilize the dispossessed and the powerless, and with the leaders of "our" party telling everyone to shut up and just take what we're given.
That's what dissing OWS and demanding it's extinction means...it means wanting to go back to the era where there was no resistance to oppression and injustice at all in this country.
The fact is, there was no polite, well-mannered, well-dressed, clean cut alternative to OWS out there that was doing a damn thing. And we all know it. It was all dead.
Why the hell would ANYONE who claims to be progressive want to go back to that?
If you want to RESPECTFULLY critique OWS, fine. If you want to offer helpful and positive suggestions for what they might do better, well and good. But it's right-wing and defeatist to actually look forward to OWS going extinct-because the struggle for justice would be over in the U.S., then, and over for good. Nothing would emerge that would be better.TheWraith (24,243 posts)
OWS is a dead "movement" which has zero real effect on change or liberalism in this country, and would have continued to have zero effect if it had thrived. Liberalism preceded OWS and will be thriving long after OWS is an asterisk in the history books. You cannot have a non-political solution to a political problem. Trying to tell people otherwise, and that sitting in a park is a valid alternative to voting, is a joke.Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
07-10-2012, 02:55 AM
#Occupy is a bowel-movement...
Anyone got a plunger???Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
07-10-2012, 09:40 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
07-10-2012, 09:40 AM
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An increasing # of DUmmies know OWS is worthless, they just don't want to admit it.May the FORCE be with you!
07-10-2012, 09:22 PM
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OWS is a bunch of idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (With apologies to the Bard.)
07-11-2012, 10:07 AMIf you want to RESPECTFULLY critique OWS, fine.
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Those dasterdly teabaggers want small government, and no free healthcare, why do they keep voting against their interest? What's this "voting for the interest of the country bullshit"?
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