Posted 5 years ago on March 8, 2012, 7:21 p.m. EST by RedJazz43
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I support OWS and the vision of this web site. On the home page of this web site it says:
Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.
This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up. We want to see a general assembly in every backyard, on every street corner because we don't need Wall Street and we don't need politicians to build a better society.
That, it seems to me, should be the starting point of any discussion here. It says above that we don't need politicians. That being the case, any discussion of changing the politicians we have now for a fresh set would be a retreat from the principles ennuciated above. It says we are leaderless. It seems to me that any groveling for leaders would be a retreat from that principle. It says we need a general assembly in every back yard. It seems to me if we are to be consistent with the vision of this web site, that ought to be the starting point of every discussion and our major question should be how do we build more GAs and how do we strengthen the ones we have?