Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 10, 2011, 7:47 p.m. EST by jph
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There seems to be a lack comprehension (or even basic understanding) of the concept of the 99%. It is defined by that fact that 1% of the population controls the vast majority of the wealth, and wealth is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of this few.
This is not a disputable claim, it is an empirical fact. The wealth is not created by the 1% it is shifted from the many to the few.
We don't claim to represent everyone, we claim to be of the 99% who are done passively watching this process. We have decided to take action now. By organising through consensus we aim to hear all reasonable voices and work to create an alternative to the current one sided wealth concentrating machine that has been dominate our culture for far too long.
Note to trolls; Right wing hate radio, FOX "news" and others have been pushing falsehood and manipulating peoples baser emotions, to divide people and pit them against each other and their own interests. There is an influx of misinformed posts, uneducated hatred, and silly but destructive memes, on this forum. Unfortunately for the paid trolls in Langley Virginia, and where ever the Koch Bros keep their bought and paid for spam bot forces, this forum is not the movement. Actual reasonable debates rage all over the net. You will not be able to stop this. Posting pointless vapid noise will not silence the voices of decent, they will only grow and spread further as you attempt to derail change. This is useless, the change has come, deal with it.