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Forum Post: Common Ground is the Banks, "Demands" Actions Need to start there, and why.

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 13, 2011, 7:35 p.m. EST by realdeal (13)
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Common ground is easily found in the banks. They are the greediest and ugliest problem that we have to face. (and easiest to fix) Attack them first, they are an easy target, everyone has been gouged by them. More so everyone(common man) thinks they understand what a bank is suppose to be. Somewhere to put your money, not a business that is trying to steal your money at every chance they get, trading stocks, houses, and getting free taxpayer money.

People are still mad about the bailouts, they are the perfect easy target.

Not everyone understands politics or multinational companies, we don't want to alienate people by doing this they don't understand yet.

By the time we are done with banks it will be like 1933 for them again. I can guarantee that.

Read my other posts a real plan. http://occupywallst.org/forum/protest-leaders-organizers-on-the-street-protester/#comment-87709



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[-] 1 points by realdeal (13) 12 years ago

down with the banks

[-] 1 points by realdeal (13) 12 years ago

Election and lobbying reform is great and needs to be addressed, and that is common ground, but you really think "occupy" could take on that challenge and win? At this point, noway. soon Yes. Too hard at this point. We have to build some credibility first, then we can get things done. Small wins then go after big wins.

Guys if you think 3 demands is going to fix the problems wake-up, this is going to take a little bit of time, bureaucracy doesn't move fast.

We need to make a show of power then people can go home and let the experts on our sides hammer out the details, If "they" get jumpy we can re-mobilize to the streets.

I would like to know how anybody in this movement is going(has a plan) to get politicians to agree to lobby and election reforms. How do you plan on getting politicians to "vote against" themselves so to say. Really how? I know how to do it, I doubt many others know. and it has little to do with public votes.

[-] 1 points by WorkingClassAntiHero (352) from Manchester, NH 12 years ago

Even more common ground is the corruption of government. Election and lobbying reform is a purpose being spoken about and promoted in nearly all participating political factions. From the Ron Paul crowd to the socialists and greens.

Its not even about taking on particular institutions, just their greed's corruption and influence in our public life.

[-] 1 points by realdeal (13) 12 years ago

Edit: we don't want to alienate people by doing things they don't understand, yet.