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Forum Post: Deny not Occupy

Posted 6 years ago on May 6, 2012, 3:49 p.m. EST by bashinsk52 (1) from Pritchett, CO
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I suggest that Occupy Wall Street either change or expand their focus. Occupation will be ignored. I believe that the only way to have an impact is to "deny" Wall Street. We should be boycotting all of the top 13-14 banks, and also any other banks or corporations that do business with them. We should be supporting political candidates that want to see tighter banking regulations. We should be lobbying for a split-up of banks that are involved in both investment banking and traditional personal/corporate banking. The only way to create change is to affect the bottom line. Occupation doesn't do this. I call on us to find ways "deny" rather than "occupy."



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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Glass-Stegall and transfer accounts to a credit union. There is a real positive action duo.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

it's hard when the unemployment checks are handled by Bank of America

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 6 years ago

And foodstamps are handled by either Chase or Goldman Sachs (cant remember which one)

[-] 1 points by bashinsk52 (1) from Pritchett, CO 6 years ago

We can vote for candidates committed to helping change the way unemployment checks and food stamps are handled. There is no reason the Fed has to do business with these banks. Who has the power here???

[-] 1 points by ikki6 (11) 6 years ago

what would you boycotting them do if they are the main customer of the bank?

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 6 years ago

Agree. Money is the lifeblood of all corruption. Cut it's flow and corruption will die. Occupy can't do this on it's own. We need the support of the majority of Americans to accomplish this. As long as Occupy remains unfocused on a hundred side issues, America will not be able to focus either, and corruption will live on and continue to grow.

Occupy's message has woken many up to the corruption, but occupying by itself won't bring change, only well thought out direct action that forces the corruption to die will.

If corruption was a cancer on our body, having a thousand people camped out around the cancer will bring attention to it's need of removal. But those camped out cannot remove it. It will only be killed by cutting off it's blood supply, by the tens of millions of people who like red blood cells have unknowingly been feeding the very corruption that will one day feed on them.