Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 18, 2011, 7:10 p.m. EST by Alliandrina
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I've tried to ask these in different ways and in different forums and I would really like answers. First I would like to more about the consensus process. I've read different things about it. Is it a true consensus process or is it more of a majority rule? How are the concerns of people who disagree adressed? What are safeguards are there to make sure everyone feels comfortable participating? How is it ensured that each person is speaking their true voices and not just changing their minds so as to be accepted in the crowd? Is the movement about getting big money out of government? Or is more as may be the Declaration of Occupation suggests? (From what I read I believe that it is more about building a more responsive (community like in such that everyone looks out after each other) government). If it is just about getting money I can see how that can be done- but if it is the second it makes me wonder how that can be accomplished from the top down. It isn't then just about changing peoples minds but their hearts. (Sorry don't mean to preach). And my last concern- I'm not really sure how to explain. So I'll just try. I appreciate all cultures and groups of people. But maybe its was because the way I was raised. I don't have a culture per se except for the one I make for myself. I see on the main site that there are groups for women, for those of color, etc and it makes me wonder how do these groups promote inclusiveness rather than division?