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Forum Post: 30 people walking from NYC (Zuuccoti Park) to D.C.

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 11:22 p.m. EST by freemeplz (14)
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Who's joining along the way, and who is occupying the corrupt Government? There sits the answers to everything....

As one nation we can do this.

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[-] 2 points by Joyce (375) 8 years ago

Is it really that many? Wow!!!!! A true representation of a global movement!

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 8 years ago

If they had looked closely at the map, they would have realized that the way to congress is via Philadelphia, and they have until July 4th to get there ; )

https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

I've seen bigger groups of trick-or-treaters.

[-] 1 points by byronx (26) 8 years ago

Occupy Elections!

By standing up and speaking against the existence and rise to power of the 1% and the flaws of the present system that allowed such occurrence, the OWS Movement is instinctively demanding the equal distribution of wealth, or the vertical 50-50 where every American family enjoys equal abundance and no upper class and lower class exist, a social calibration which can only be done when the People takes State power and State has assumed complete control of the economy by taking possession and management of the nation’s means of production. In other words, by establishing a Socialist order, and, by corollary, abolishing the existing capitalist structure—a radical and total transformation of the American System, which is clearly not and cannot possibly be in the agenda of either Democratic or the Republican platform, both parties being fundamentally ideologically anti-socialist.

So long as the Movement recognizes and maintains the establishment of Socialism in America as its ultimate goal, participation in Elections 2012, which promises virtually nothing but the mere continuation of the very system the Movement wishes to dismantle, is not only self-contradictory but an outright admission of defeat.

Thus, the call Occupy Elections! As a political action, its passive expression would be in the shape of boycott and the tearing and throwing in the air of the voting franchise. The more aggressive expression would be the disruption of the whole electoral process with the purpose of rendering it invalid. If we, the Movement, are not ready to do this, then we should disband now, go home, and declare this whole thing a mere baby-cry.

The Movement simply cannot participate. Elections 2012 is the Damoclean sword of our spiritual suicide. We do not want to have anything to do with it other than to expose its hypocrisy and vanity.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 8 years ago

Wall Street is a massive problem. The government is too. That's why there's people in DC and protesting wall street.

[-] -2 points by Lizzy0Windsor (36) 8 years ago

The United States is the cause of the global financial meltdown and will only continue to rape the world. The Union should be disbanded IMMEDIATELY and returned to British rule temporarily, perhaps permanently. America is failed experiment and a drain on the well established nations.

[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

If the U.S. is returned to British rule because of the "failed experiment" of America, will its 333 Nobel laureates be retroactively considered Britons?

[-] -1 points by Lizzy0Windsor (36) 8 years ago

The Nobels are a Scandinavian prize. America is lucky that a group of civilized and well established countries chose to award it, but they are of no real value outside of that.

[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

Lizzy, America separated from Britain 235 years ago. I hold our UK cousins in high regard, but c'mon, lady, get over it.

[-] -1 points by Lizzy0Windsor (36) 8 years ago

Separated from Britain and built a nation by expoiting cheap slavery, that now survives by expoiting Chinese and Mexican labor. The U.S. has never been a sustainable proposition.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 8 years ago

So the Brits don't buy any Chinese goods? The Brits never had slavery? The Brits never import petrol? Blimey.

[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

This is getting a bit pathetic. I'm sorry, Lizzy, that the UK's power declined so much in the past century, but it is still a fairly important country. There's no need to throw so many stones at the big guy.

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[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

Hearing a neocolonialist who wants British rule in Kenya tut-tut about invasions of "sovereign nations" is rich.

By the way, the U.S. will be energy independent in the not-so-distant future due to our Canadian friends and rapid American developments in fracturing technology. Sorry, Lizzy, America isn't going anywhere.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 8 years ago

Ok, Liz may be looking at British history through rose colored glasses, but if the US is dependent on Canada for oil, it isn't independent. The idea that the US will ever produce enough oil to supply itself is the ultimate pipe dream.

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[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

I think Canadians would beg to differ with your view that they are "essentially British." Try driving on the left side of the road there and see what happens. The environmental concerns about Canada's oil sands are much greater than those over fracturing, but guess what: the Canadians--God bless 'em--are going to sell us that oil anyway.

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[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

Who knew Britain was such a hockey powerhouse? Or so proficient at American football? Or so well mannered at professional soccer games?

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[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 8 years ago

lulz you ever hear of the Winter of Discontent? Corrupt government and corrupt elite are the problem. As was before the revolutionary war.

[-] -2 points by Lizzy0Windsor (36) 8 years ago

Interesting that as Americans we have to resort to a phrase coined by Shakespeare to express ourselves. Our English heritage is the only thing of value we have.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 8 years ago

it's a reference to the economic collapse in England that happened a long time ago. Before the Euro came about.

[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

Lizzy, you're as American as the Archbishop of Canterbury. Have another crumpet and work on accepting the loss of the colonies.

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[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 8 years ago

So you're a colonialist. OK, but you should know that colonialists aren't very popular at left-wing rallies--or anywhere else.