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Forum Post: Negelct, Misinformation, Misconception, Exploitaton, Ignorance and Laziness!

Posted 1 year ago on May 25, 2012, 10:17 a.m. EST by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR
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"The apathy about voting" stems from misinformation and misconception, not a lack of a clear choice.

"The lesser evil argument" is bogus, nothing and no one is perfect, so all choices are for "lesser evils." That includes your wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, Ford or Chevy!!

"Wall Street bribes everybody, every party, including the cult, so....!" But wake up! Bribing does not equate to ownership. Welcome to American "democracy!" Our political reality necessitates ridiculously vast sums of money to run for office, Romney has it available, Obama has to catch-as-catch-can. Big Biz bribes both sides because they hedge their bets, they don't believe in winning or losing, just winning. This is why the term "Free Market" is complete BS!

"The two parties are bribed so elect the guy with no funding." Proposing possible campaign funding sources does not divulge a clear choice of candidate. Simply not having money is not serious criteria for electing government officials. If enough Americans got informed and voted, money wouldn't be the primary factor it is today.

Just what do people expect after decades of ever-increasing public delinquency in our democracy? Some kind of weird moral political aura to look after things? Idiocy!

HERE'S THE REAL DEAL: Because we have neglected our awesome political system so carelessly and so severely, it has been ruthlessly corrupted and gerrymandered by Big Money exploitation (1% Kings). This is why it's so fucking expensive to run for office. Which is why EVERYONE who wishes to run for office (good guy or cult member) has to grub so shamefully(not Cons) for money. But it's either that, or just give up and let Big Money buy our government and our democracy wholesale (Kings and Cons would luv that)!!

SO: RepubliCons are a cult whose Charlie Mansons are the 1% Kings. Indys can't win, period. Which leaves Dems as our only sane choice. That some people don't see the superiority of choosing Dems is the result of misinformation, misconception, and/or prejudice. That some people can't see how we build and promote better results from our elected officials by participating in the process is also a result of misconception, misinformation, and/or prejudice and abject stupidity(AKA laziness).

So go Vote like it was 2008 but don't wimp out like you did in 2010!

Occupy America's Wake Up, then Occupy the Election!!

Or Surrender, Forfeit and Squander your democratic duty and enjoy Mama Grizzly on the Supreme Court for the next 30 years!!

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[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 1 year ago

There is no such thing as a wasted vote. We do not vote to be seen as having correctly predicted the winner. This will amount to turning the exercise into a game. It is much more serious that that. So serious that I cannot imagine why anybody will contemplate voting for someone they detested or thought unsuitable simply because others appear to be swayed his way.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-is-a-vote/

[+] -4 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago
[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 1 year ago

Am I being drafted into your war?

No thanks. I reserve the right to vote for peace.

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[+] -6 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

I'm sick of your inane unilateral protest comments. Go join the the RepubliCon Cult where they are "All for One, and One for One!"

Collective protest movement at work here.

[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 1 year ago

I love how tolerant you are of other people.

[+] -6 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

I love how the first stupid thing out of you mouth is always "you expect me to join..." Go sit on a rock.

[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 1 year ago

Ah, the independent rock....I love my independent rock..

[+] -6 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Have fun.

[-] 3 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 1 year ago

Thanks Squid, I'll dance at your next wedding.

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2367) from Boulder City, NV 1 year ago

Too much partisan BS for me. I may vote, but if I do it will not be for a partisan candidate, who may be president, but serves the proletariat no better than W.

You want to convince us that voting for Obama will somehow effect a cure. Ha! Pure BS. He's had almost four years to do something real for the workers of America. Instead, he's been a glorified echo of George W Bush.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

OWS was founded on the fight against the partisan Koch-GOP take over and class warfare rape of an American state, Wisconsin. It's Shock Doctrine on our soil.

The GOP and 1% Kings sabotage Obama and Dems and hold the country hostage at every turn, they are the enemy. But you blame Obama? Are you blind? Or a saboteur!?

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2367) from Boulder City, NV 1 year ago

Learn to read. I did not blame Obama. I simply said that he had done no better a job, even when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.

Before you call someone else blind, you should check your own vision, which seems seriously clouded. The GOP is definitely the worse of two miserable parties, but that doesn't somehow deify Barack Obama. If you're going to roll prayer beads through your fingers in front of an image of the President, leave me out of it.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Quit fooling your self. You let the perfect be the enemy of the good. This is what political neglect has left us with.

Unprecedented GOP Sabotage, Hostage taking, Blackmail, Lieberman DINOS, and a Constituency behind him as reliable as a puppy-mill poodle (2010), and you blame the skinny black guy? And parrot RW Talking Points? Telling.

RepubliCons have been doing this since Nixon and Lewis Powell and Milton Friedman ~ Shock Doctrine. This is GOP Policy!!

http://wisconsinfan.aflcio.org/users/login

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2367) from Boulder City, NV 1 year ago

Calm down; wipe the spittle off your chin and display screen. Why not lump every evil in the world together and blame it all on the Republicans? Oh, you've already done that.

If you're going to beatify President Obama, you should organize a prayer meeting with the local Tea Party.

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[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Telling.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5665) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Everyone should watch that documentary. It's an eye-opener.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

A partisan political eye-opener!

Spread the word. We have a lot of anti-action propaganda flying around here.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

"The lesser evil argument" is bogus, nothing and no one is perfect, so all choices are for "lesser evils." That includes your wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, Ford or Chevy!!

potential is not some unachievable ideal

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Potential cuts many ways.

Let's not let Perfection (which doesn't even exist) be the enemy of the Good.

Help rescue Wisconsin (the inspiration for OWS) from the Koch Bros and GOP next week!

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I've got my own election in CA to deal with

on next tuesdays is when both votes are

I'd vote against walker if I could

I mean the government should be the model of good business

not advocating hierarchical command where the principle laborers have little control over their lives

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

The GOP-1% Kings' Occupation of Wisconsin was the inspiration for OWS, let's follow through with the cause; no matter what these deliberate or accidental (Voting doesn't matter) saboteurs say or do!

NEXT WEEK: Get out the Vote in Wisconsin and CA!! No more keys for Koch Bros GOPs!!

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

Are you saying to vote for Obama?

[+] -7 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Hey sunshine, you got a more progressive alternative??

YES, let sanity, reason and progress prevail, Vote for Obama and all pols to keep regressive Cons out!

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

Calling Obama "progressive" is like calling Hitler a humanitarian. Impeach Obama, reinstate Glass-Steagall and start a 21st century New Deal. Get Obama out and a FDR Democrat in!

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Perfection, like Raygun and the Free Market, is a myth!

That said you are a Republicon Saboteur!

[-] 2 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago
[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Delusion knows no political affiliations, though it prefers the Right!

[-] 3 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

You and Obama are frauds!

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

UR a Troll!

[-] 3 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

You are partisan hack!

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

The partisan Koch-GOP Occupation of WI was the inspiration for OWS!!!

Being true to the cause of throwing off that tyranny is not hackery, it's loyalty. Cons attribute loyalty to 1% money and/or authority, and can't compute loyalty to a 99% populace cause.

Following RepubliCon Voter discouragement strategy is partisan hackery and OWS sabotage!!

That makes you a saboteur, a RepubliCon hack, and a miserable Troll. Shew Troll!

[-] 3 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

I occupied the first day in NYC, before hacks like yourself came on board! Go fuck yourself!

[+] -4 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

I've been fighting the GOP and Big Money Shock Doctrinaires since Nixon! Go learn something!

Saboteurs need not be cognizant to be effective!!

Continue the OWS cause: Get out the Vote to recall the Koch Bros-Cons in WI, NEXT WEEK!!

Ignore the Voter-Discouragement saboteurs!!

[-] 3 points by riethc (1149) 1 year ago

HACK

[+] -4 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Troll

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

sherlock holmes said something like

once all possibilities are eliminated the improbable must be true

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

"Elementary, my dear Watson!" Regarding RepubliCon recrimination and pettifoggery.

"A man walked into a curio store and was shopping around. After awhile, he chose a brass rat and brought it up to the counter. The proprietor said, that will be £10 for the brass rat and £1,000 for the story behind it. The man said, "Thanks, but I'll just pay the £10 and pass on the story." He purchased the brass rat and left the store. As he was walking down the street, he started noticing all sorts of rats following him. The further he walked--the more rats followed. He walked down to the wharf and still more rats came out and followed him. So, he decided to walk out into the water, which he did--and all the rats drowned. He returned to the store shortly and when he walked in, the proprietor said, "Ah ha! You came back to pay the £1,000 for the story, right?" "No," replied the man, "I came back to see if you have any brass Repbicons!""

[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 1 year ago

"But it's either that, or just give up and let Big Money buy our government and our democracy wholesale."

This already happened over 100 years ago with the advent of the federal reserve. There is an interesting documentary called "Ethos" that talks about all of this happening. It's worth watching.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Netflix have it?

They have Shock Doctrine, I reco that.

[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 1 year ago

Yes, I actually watched it on streaming Netflix, so I would imagine you could get the disc too. Or, as I just said, I watched it on streaming Netflix via PS3.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Stream Shock Doc??

[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 1 year ago

Have I? No. But I will.

[+] -5 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

Let me know what you think, I was surprised by some things.

[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 1 year ago

will do.

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[+] -6 points by JIFFYSQUID92 (-994) from Portland, OR 1 year ago

All hands on deck for Wisconsin! The partisan spark that inspired OWS in the first place!! Caused by the same Voter discouragement campaign in 2010 that we see here, now! Don't let history repeat!!

http://www.alternet.org/story/155624/koch_brothers%27_americans_for_prosperity_goes_all_out_in_wisconsin_recall--and_denies_it!/