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Forum Post: A 5 Minute Read That WILL Change Your Mind About Who To Really Blame

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 7:21 p.m. EST by surplusunit (26)
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[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

Gekko sounds like another anti-OWS mouthpiece that bases his skewed ideas about the movement on misinformation. If any of these jokers would spend some time on some of the OWS websites and did their research instead of interviewing the less-informed protesters down at the park they might get a more accurate picture of the truth. The idea of ending the Fed is very much being discussed, the OWSers are indeed discussing the fact that Wall Street and Washington are in bed together, OWSers are not advocating socialism, communism, fascism, or any other -isms that are continually flying around the airwaves, not looking for handouts, definitely not advocating bigger government but rather a more regulated government. The disinformation being pushed is truly amazing.

[-] 1 points by surplusunit (26) 12 years ago

why are there so many ppl on wall st then?? there are not nearly as many at the fed district banks or in washington as there are on wall st... and you would be surprised to see how many there are who blame rich ppl and capitalism for absolutely everything and coming up with very far left ideas as solutions

while not everyone may be as informed as you, trying to make more ppl aware of this stuff definitely isn't anti OWS, it;s simply an attempt to progress the movement to occupy the rest of the criminals fucking with freedom and the 99%'s lives.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

Well, making more people aware is definitely a good thing, but his article had quite a bit of half-truths and downright falsehoods, a lot of the same things I've seen in other places. Re-read my comments (ending the Fed, ignoring Washington, etc.). It doesn't do the movement any good if your out there giving a FALSE image of OWS. And why are they on Wall Street? I don't have a definitive answer to that, and that is a complaint many have voiced, rightfully so. If I had to make some guesses, I'd say since Wall Street is equally culpable, it was safer to start on Wall Street than to start on Pennsylvania Avenue. If you think the cops in NYC are bad, you ought to see those hard-asses patrolling around the White House, especially after 9/11. I think if they would have set up there, they would have been shut down in short order. It would've appeared to be an attack on our government instead of an attack on our financial institutions. Also, Wall Street is in most eyes the de facto financial center of the country. Those are just my guesses. And this movement is in the very beginning stages of its development; this is only phase one. The main goal now is to build up numbers. That's a hit-or-miss proposition considering how many people there are in this country, each with their own ideas of what's right and wrong with the situation. In the beginning, we'll be chasing as many away as we do attract. There are plans in the works, though, like media coverage and a more focused plan. Things will begin to gel in the coming weeks and months. By the way, there is a plan to have a major march on DC at some point in the not too distant future, still in it's early planning stage.

[-] 1 points by nuclearradio (227) 12 years ago