Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 11:16 p.m. EST by marcxstar
from Los Angeles, CA
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In an effort to explain the movement as best I can to those I encounter who only get their information from the mainstream media, I've gathered the following summation (... with thanks to Mike122333 ):
I welcome your comments:
When confronted with the claim that the movement needs a leader: "The movement has organizers but no figurehead."
When confronted with the claim that the movement has no demands: It seems that the movement has two objectives upon which everyone tends to agree:
1) Repeal the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act of 1999 and reinstate the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933: The Glass-Steagall act was the safeguard put in place after the Great Depression to prevent commercial banks from merging with investment banks.
2) Campaign Finance Reform: Remove all private contributions from political campaigns, both individual and corporate; and return corporate personhood to its intended status, a legal fiction that allows corporations to engage in contracts as individual entities, instead of the current definition granted by the Supreme Court, affording corporations the same constitutional guarantees that were intended solely for humans.
The movement also seems to have a long term agenda ... convening General Assemblies in NYC and around the country to discuss the redress of grievances by the People.
Delegates will meet in Philadelphia at a National General Assembly on July 4, 2012 to finalize the movement's objectives.
If the demands are not taken up by Congress, political action will ensue to elect candidates for Congressional seats around the country until our government is truly of, by and for the people.
... and if asked if the movement advocates the violent overthrow of the U.S. Gov’t? “Don’t be ridiculous! Metaphorically, if the interior of a house needs a paint job, one doesn’t demolish the house. One picks out the new color(s), calls up some friends and starts painting.”