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.