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Forum Post: Chomsky on Occupy Wall Street

Posted 1 year ago on May 21, 2012, 9:53 a.m. EST by zoom6000 (430) from St Petersburg, FL
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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

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"Noam Chomsky says the Occupy movement has helped rebuild class solidarity and communities of mutual support on a level unseen since the time of the Great Depression. "The Occupy movement spontaneously created something that doesn’t really exist in the country: communities of mutual support, cooperation, open spaces for discussion ... just people doing things and helping each other," Chomsky says. "That’s very much missing. There is a massive propaganda—it’s been going on for a century, but picking up enormously—that you really shouldn’t care about anyone else, you should just care about yourself. ... To rebuild [class solidarity], even if it’s in small pieces of the society, can become very important, can change the conception of how a society ought to function." Chomsky also gives his assessment of President Obama, whom he says has attacked civil liberties in a way that has "gone beyond [George W.] Bush.""

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

and this post got no interest .. .

how interesting

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It got posted at about the same time as the last major attack on the Forum. Probably got missed in all the chaos.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I didn't realize there was a major bot attack in May.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah - remember - that was when I complained like a little baby to the forum and got the collapse comment feature turned off?

But - wait a sec. - no - you were not here for that one. Hmmm . . so easy to lose track of time.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I didn't pop back in till mid july I think

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah - we have had quite the roller coaster ride on the forum - good to have you back.

Anyway - I have to take off for awhile - My Nephews last day in town.

Keep an eye on things. {:-])

Oh what was kinda funny about that attack? jart pranked me with Jenny's number for a karma score.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

what was kinda funny about that attack? jart pranked me with Jenny's number for a karma score.

what?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

gotcha

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah it was pretty funny to log on one day and see that.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

how did you come up with the white space?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

White space? I don't follow. Whatcha mean?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20557) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

On my screen your last comment, here has a lot of white space in your comment

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I have to use two periods to get a similar effect.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It is a regular space on mine though your gotcha comment(?) has about 5 inches of space between the top where your name is and the bottom where gotcha is just above the buttons line. I notice that this site will do some odd spacings - some times will post a comment twice - little odd things.