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Forum Post: IMHO OWS grew from an awareness of wealth inequality and a desire to do something about it.

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 10, 2015, 8:42 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ
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I just thought I would post my thoughts on what Occupy Wall Street stands for.

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[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Unfortunately there never seemed to be a focused plan to do something effective about it. Occupy brought together thousands of people each with their own personal idea for how to do something about inequality. Unfortunately you can't effectively fight a well organized opponent with thousands of uncoordinated plans. Maybe next time.

[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

I wonder how coordinated a swarm of honey bees are, in their effort to ward of a sweet toothed bear?

[-] -2 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Very coordinated, if you would like to learn more look here:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lasi/resources/education/whatbeesdo

[-] 2 points by johannus (386) from Newburgh, NY 2 years ago

Things are not as dismal as it seems to you. Many of the newbies in 2011 who wanted systemic change have learned from their mistakes, and are now seasoned activists. Judging our progress by this forum which has its fair share of hacks on it is a big mistake. *

Duopoly Dan who wants us to continue on with the duopoly would undoubtedly disagree with me, though.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I advocate voting for any candidates like Kshama Sawant, Cynthia McKinney, Dennis Kucinich or Dr. Jill Stein, both locally and nationally or failing that .. people like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren & then probably for Democraps whilst holding the nose.

https://occupywallst.org/forum/democrats-block-keystone-bill-in-setback-for-senat/#comment-1056681

How happy are you with your stinkle buddy now? Didn't he just throw you under the bus? You and the rest of your stinkle cadre - right under the bus.

Do you think flippant will file for divorce?

[-] 2 points by mayda (285) 2 years ago

Observe above, a specious half-wit - desperately trying to labour and leverage a non-point, which is comprehensively addressed here - in his sad obsession to try to defend his hallowed Democraps :

multum in parvo ...

(Shadz)

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

You ego whores have plagued us for decades, every time we get close to real change as we did in 2000, you political hacks crawl out of the mud seeking to gain your own power and fame.

I think America is waking up to you sleazy bunch of stupid self serving punks and it seems you're getting hardly any fools to follow this time from what I see, but I could be wrong the 1% might win again and we will see Greens everywhere helping elect the GOP.

[-] -3 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Simple truths build momentment but as I have said before the truth is the most powerful force on earth and the most useless because it cannot be bent to your purpose. Simple truth is the rich are too damn rich and the GOP work the government to keep them that way. But giving up your own desires to simply throw the GOP from office and make a difference in this does not provide personal power to anyone, so few wish to do it.

So many say "It's not enough!" while refusing to do even that, for fear it will quill the desire for the change they want, so the 1% wins, and the 99% suffer.