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Forum Post: Gandhi's Rules for Resistance Campaigns (satyagrahis)

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 12:07 a.m. EST by NLake72 (510)
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After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that all my posts in support of the OWS movement have to be removed. Sadly, this movement, as a whole, appears to be moving in an anarchistic direction that I can no longer endorse or support. The recent decision by the OWS to disavow the NGA and the document known as the 99% Declaration may indeed be well-founded. This is an issue that I don't claim to understand. However, it seems indicative of the lack of direction and leadership this movement is experiencing as a whole. Sadly, this lack of endorsement, and seeming lack of trust between these groups, only seems to lend support to my conclusions that the OWS movement, as a whole, is pushing an agenda that is, at best, inscrutable. In short, if the OWS produces an agenda that I can support, I may decide otherwise. However, at this time, I don't think the OWS is being directed toward a realistic, workable set of solutions to the problems that face our country.

I firmly believe that our system can be can reformed using the tools provided in the Constitution. We have a legitimate right to redress our grievances to the government. I'm unsure if I will endorse any group at this, or a later time. Like the vast majority of Americans, I think the system is badly broken. While I tacitly support the agenda known as the 99% Declaration, I am still hoping for a more perfect document to be created. I certainly don't support all of it's initiatives, nor do I endorse any group at this time. But, until a better plan emerges, I will continue to support the 99% Declaration, because it is the best agenda that I've seen to date. It is a document that deserves to be discussed, and improved. It deserves time in the national spotlight. The issues it addresses deserve a national debate. It's the best document I've seen to date, and I hope something that suits my personal tastes, and more particularly those of the vast majority of Americans emerges.

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[-] 1 points by Frizzle (520) 8 years ago

Especialy the do not curse or swear and do not insult the opponent is one of those things that can be hard to do, yet so important.

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 8 years ago

That's the self-discipline that we must all exercise if we wish to inspire the hearts and minds of the 99% Yes, it's not always easy, but this is a battle of patience and wits... not nitwits.

[-] 2 points by JonValle (133) 8 years ago

I could never understand that. I've marched several time and I've been in the thick of it (pictures to support) but I never felt compelled to insult or curse at the officers. I have NO PROBLEM yelling shame or let him/her go.

I think as a movement we need to show better restraint and police those that begin to use foul and obscene language. It's been said again and again, we should be focusing on gaining the support of the police.

[-] 3 points by NLake72 (510) 8 years ago

We will march. We will overwhelm our enemy and place our standard on the moral high ground. We will carry truth in our hearts and lead by the examples of our moral character.

[-] 2 points by JonValle (133) 8 years ago

Wow. I like. That's going to be my facebook status for a bit.

[-] 2 points by NLake72 (510) 8 years ago

:) very flattered, many thanks for your efforts. I saw your other post too, and dude, you inspired me first.

[-] 2 points by JonValle (133) 8 years ago

Thank you.

[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 8 years ago
[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 8 years ago

20) Keep your nose clean. Don't give the man an edge, let alone an inch.