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Occupy Wall St.

By AV . ·
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I'm excited to see people protesting in the streets about the poor state of our country. I might join them one day! Though they are loosely defined right now, I think Occupy Wall St. is a revolt against greed, money and power, but mostly it???s about the power of the people when they unite for a common cause.

These signs speak for themselves. They are very honest. (some profanity)

This revolt is fueled by the joblessness in this country and the 2008 financial meltdown caused by reckless banking practices. It???s about the growing inequality between rich and poor. The banks got bailed out on taxpayer money. Failed big businesses, like GM and AIG, were bailed out. The rest of us were left a lot poorer as a result. Four long years after the meltdown, economic conditions look bleaker than ever for many people.

When I look at the Occupy Wall St. protesters, I see people that just want to have a fair shot at a decent life. Isn't that what we all want? They aren???t the Tea Party of the left. I think they are mostly apolitical, at least right now. It will be interesting to see where this growing movement goes and what effect it will have on our government and our lives in the future. I don't think its going away.

They have achieved one major thing so far. They started a conversation in this country about greed and how big money people and corporations control our government, not the people. That's a conversation worth having.

An interesting take . . .


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So, what was said?

by seanferd In reply to Communists

Or is it a priori wrong because a communist said it?

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Yours is the second

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Right,

that I've seen touting that angle. Care to offer up some links?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Yours is the second

You know the Old Story.

Never let the Truth get in the road of a Good Story. All you need do is say a Lie often enough for some to start to believe it, God I see that in the Media all of the time they say that they Report Stories when they are actually pushing their Own Agenda and Making Up what they want to report.

If enough people sprout that Lie on places like Tweeber where the Twits hang out I'm sure that you'll get some Idiot from the Main Stream Media Report it as Fact possibly Fox News? After all what they have has never been described as News just Entertainment.

Though honestly that does kind of worry me that Light Entertainment can be passed off as News and not many question the motives of the Crowd doing it.

Now let me tell you how those members of the Evil Press in Opposition to Rupert Bare, Hacked Rupert's Phone and passed all of the nasty stories to it to be reported in the News of the World.

Poor Little Rupert Bare is the Victim here of a Hostile Takeover, you'll be able to read that soon on Tweeber and the Twits there will believe it.

See it's all a Big Conspiracy to discredit Rupert Bare and take over his Organization. He's the Victim here not the Bad Guy who will do anything to make money. :^0 :^0 :^0

See tell the same lie often enough and some one somewhere will eventually believe it.


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You're right

by jp85257 In reply to Davette

Look at how often you hear:

"The Racist Bigots that make up the Tea Party" without anything to back up the statement.

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jp85257 and HAL

by CharlieSpencer In reply to You're right

One of the Tea Party's problems is that it isn't really a party. It's preferred decentralized approach allows anyone to claim he is the leader or spokesman for a local branch. The more outlandish his position, the more media attention he's going to receive, especially internationally.

There are several small but vocal groups from the extreme right wing that have entered their floats in the Tea Party's parade. These include survivalists, neo-Nazis, 'White rights', secessionists, etc. They're not necessarily typical of the movement as a whole, but there's no central organization to distance itself from them.

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That is if you believe they wernt created to be pawns...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to jp85257 and HAL

which would fit, too.

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You could say the same about OWS

by jp85257 In reply to jp85257 and HAL

So far they've garnered support from the American Nazi Party, Socialist Party USA, Communist Party USA, and Red China among others.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to You could say the same ab ...

I didn't say it about OWS because I was unaware of the 'support' you cited.

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Have the ANP said they are OWS?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to You could say the same ab ...

Or have members of OWS set themselves up as spokespersons for OWS?
Palmetto said the teabaggers were having these problems (of spokepersons which cannot be rejected, because there is no authority to deny them), not that they were in trouble for receiving support from unwanted sources.

If OWS sticks to a single message (unlike the tea party, which seems to have an ever diversifying agenda), they won't have those same problems. Anyone speaking outside the message will have cut themselves out.

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Now THAT's funny Ansu....

by jp85257 In reply to You could say the same ab ...

"If OWS sticks to a single message (unlike the tea party, which seems to have an ever diversifying agenda)".

Just what is the single message that OWS is supposedly sticking to? I've listened to dozens and dozens of interviews and most of the people don't have a clue why they're there.

And if you're going to continue to call the Tea Party, "teabaggers", please start referring to OWS as "fleabaggers". It's only fair.

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