Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 2:07 p.m. EST by onepercentguy
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A necessary and welcomed bit of social unrest to show our elected officials that there is anger in the streets, something i wholeheartedly support. Your demands are muddled, but the alarm over income ineqality and corporate influnce is just. I've found that some of you are on the fringe, but most of you are regular, hardworking folks who just want a fair shake.
But ultimately, I've concluded that OWS itself is incapable of becoming anything more than a mild temper tantrum. Because there is zero accountability, no organization and no concensus among your members. In fact, the very structure of your movement is to have no structure. Therefore, it is a failure. Real, systemic and lasting change comes from involvement in the political process and we all know that isn't going to happen here. A wasted opportunity has been the deficit reduction talks, why ows hasn't interjected itself in the conversation is confusing. Why ows hasn't been more present in the presidential primary debate is confusing.
The combative rhetoric is a turn off too, which is dumb. You haven't learned anything from the failure of the tea party to be more inclusive.
I will continue to support elective officials who share my beliefs in fiscal restraint and social justice. I suppose it is easy for me to be so dismissive on the sidelines as I type on my iPad and sip my five dollar cafe mocha, but it's true.