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Forum Post: Former President Jimmy Carter calls Occupy movement "relatively successful"

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 18, 2012, 4:37 a.m. EST by therising (6643)
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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

I though this was very interesting. The critical passage in my mind was this from Carter: There's no leadership, no coherence, and no single list of goals."

We have been amazingly successful considering that caviott, but I think the critisism should speak to us clearly about where our weakness still lies. The funny thing is, I think a lot of people think we're just going to get bored and go away - stop refining and improving ourselves. I think they are wrong.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

You said: "The funny thing is, I think a lot of people think we're just going to get bored and go away - stop refining and improving ourselves. I think they are wrong." I completely agree. They're definitely wrong. The movement will grow exponentially this summer with 3 to 4 large actiins and dozens of smaller (but just as important) ones. Poeple are dug in for the long haul on this. We're not going. We more growing!!!"

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Look, even Pew Polling, an establishment pollster, says Americans agree with our goals by something like 48% to 36%. Now all we need to do is find a way to connect. That is not beyond our capabilities, it's just not.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 2 years ago

You have hit the nail on the head.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

get ready to throw bricks at this infadel-
"Now all we need to do is find a way to connect"
simple-

do what the civil righs movement did to win
do what the Poland movement did to win
do what the South Africa movement did to win
do what the NRA movement did to win

CREATE A LEADERSHIP SYSTEM!
Yeah - I know - I'll duck
Please recognize -
our DEMOCRACY did not fail because of the nature of our leaders and our democracy.
If failed because crapitalism and greed bought it
AND WE LET IT HAPPEN


just because your dog becomes rabid -
does not dictate that you must hate all dogs

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

That is a great way of putting it! "our DEMOCRACY did not fail because of the nature of our leaders and our democracy. If failed because crapitalism and greed bought it AND WE LET IT HAPPEN just because your dog becomes rabid - does not dictate that you must hate all dogs."

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22316) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

True. You just need to put down the rabid dog (s). Rabies is highly contagious through contact.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

In this case we can do so nonviolently fortunately. The analogy breaks down here because in this case we're loving the 1% enough to set them right.... So eventually our slogan is the 100%

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22316) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yes.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

In complete agreement.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

That is a great way of putting it: "our DEMOCRACY did not fail because of the nature of our leaders and our democracy. If failed because crapitalism and greed bought it AND WE LET IT HAPPEN just because your dog becomes rabid - does not dictate that you must hate all dogs"

[-] 1 points by rayl (1007) 2 years ago

good for him! he's the last of the gentlemen presidents

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (5968) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I love you Jimmy!!!

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

/:-)

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

You said: "The funny thing is, I think a lot of people think we're just going to get bored and go away - stop refining and improving ourselves. I think they are wrong."

I completely agree. They're definitely wrong. The movement will grow exponentially this summer with 3 to 4 large actiins and dozens of smaller (but just as important) ones.

Poeple are dug in for the long haul on this. We're not going. We're growing!!!"

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[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Not overthrow Thrassy, reform.

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[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Yeah, they still don't get it. People have FINALLY realized that their survival is on the line here.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

I think you're right. I'm pleased to realize that. Finally.

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[-] 0 points by hedleymnn (14) 2 years ago

carter would say this because he is a dumb liberal

[+] -4 points by tomahawk99 (-26) 2 years ago

After Obama, Carter is the worse modern American president.