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Forum Post: Don't Let It Die

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 2, 2012, 5:31 p.m. EST by kayak69 (57) from West Sand Lake, NY
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I am one of the 99%. I support OWS and believe in what it stands for. But, because of the efforts of state and local government, with the support of Homeland Security, to shut down occupations all over the country, I am concerned that the momentum and influence of the OWS movement has been seriously diminished. Mainstream and independent news coverage has become almost non-existent. Even those in the media who pretend to support the movement have all but abandoned it. OWS activities have been fragmented with small groups of protesters occupying homes and attempting to get back into their encampments. This saddens me because it doesn't have to be this way. If this movement had leaders to direct and guide those involved, the chances for success would be greatly improved. Football, baseball and basketball are all team activities, but they can not be played successfully without knowledgeable coaches, quarterbacks and team captains. OWS has to stop being so stubborn about being a leaderless movement and find strong, dedicated, competent people to drive this movement in the direction it needs to go. I understand that leaders can become targets for the opposition, but there can be several OWS leaders and they can be anonymous. And, just like in sports, the leaders can be protected by the team. Another thing this movement needs is spokespeople, all over the country, to bring the message to the masses. This can work. Don't let it die. We are counting on you.

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[-] 3 points by Skyeskye1 (49) 2 years ago

Thank you Kayak69 and ZenDog for keeping OWS, alive me and my family are with you guys 100%. Happy New Years to all the 99%!!!

[-] 3 points by Menton (26) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Hi K-69. As Sept 2010 is not long ago... a new 'Rome' will not be built in a day. It will take time and there now appears to be leaders growing out of the movement. Its coming. Please be patience.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20430) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Don't worry. We aren't going anywhere. The camp in was of limited use anyway. We'll be back in the news come spring, you can bet on that. And with the pressures of the upcoming election and increase in political messaging you can bet we'll be out there, agitating on our various points of discontent.

[-] 0 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

What are your thoughts on support of the OWSer who stabbed the police officer in NYC?

[-] 1 points by kayak69 (57) from West Sand Lake, NY 2 years ago

I don't support violence from either side.

[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

Thank you, that is the response I was hoping for. Interesting that the other posts were deleted though?

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[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

that's a great resonse. It absolutly happened I just want to know if you support that? I know it's easier to deflect but feel free to answer the question, it's an easy yes or no.

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[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

ergo the problem and ultimate failure of OWS is the refusal to answer easy straight forward questions so that the rest of America can understand what it is they are trying to accomplish.

[-] -1 points by survivor514 (65) 2 years ago

Ya gotta watch this all the way through. It's only a few minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MA-juXREmI

[-] 1 points by kayak69 (57) from West Sand Lake, NY 2 years ago

Not relative. What's your point?