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Forum Post: Finally, OWS Gets Police to Arrest the People in Suits

Posted 6 years ago on March 29, 2012, 6:33 p.m. EST by elf3 (3900)
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Best form of protest I've seen - so great! - original post richardkentgates



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[-] 2 points by brochomsky (208) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

If we can do this without irony, this movement will gain much more respect and momentum. Rather than playing the role of the evil, corrupt businessman or politician as a message--merely playing a character when decorating ourselves with suits as costumes--we should show the world that we are respectable, adult, and ready to take charge of the political process.

Much of the criticism the OWS movement receives is: "Oh, they are just kids. Got some student loans to pay off and are angry. Grow up!" or "Bunch of stinky anarchist-hippies who probably haven't showered in weeks!"

We need to comport ourselves with respect. We need to astonish the world with our integrity rather than just admonish this corrupt system with frivolous play. This begins with dressing the part. If we think there is something wrong with this system we need to be ready to take the reigns at any moment and lead the world into a better tomorrow.

Just think about it: can you imagine George Washington calling the Colonies to revolution while wearing a wife beater? Would Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech been so effective if he had been wearing sweat pants and a hoodie?