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Forum Post: Interview with Kalle Lasn (1.5 Yrs Old).. A Chance to Reflect?

Posted 11 years ago on May 5, 2013, 8:04 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23789) 11 years ago

"These movements are best understood years after they are gone."

"Nobody is on our side in DC. We don’t want to hop into bed with anyone. We don’t mind Al Gore saying ‘Hey, I like you guys’, that’s fine with us. But we are not going to hop into bed with the Democratic Party the way the Tea Party did with the Republicans. Once you do that, you’re dead. You align yourself with existing power players. The Tea Party got a few people elected, had a few protests, but that’s it. Now it’s our turn."

"The good thing about the Tea Party is that deep down in their guts they understand that there is something fundamentally wrong with our system. But they want to recapture the past when there is no going back. Their target is the government. Our target is the people who run the government: corporations and Wall Street."

  • Kalle Lasn from the interview
[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 11 years ago

Hmm, conceptual error like this is not good from this level.

"The economy is surely in decline. So people see this, young people see this, and they wonder what their future holds for them given those circumstances. The future doesn’t compute. The backbone of the movement that helped end the Vietnam war was the fact that young people were faced with the draft. Their bodies were on the line. They could get scooped up from wherever they were and sent to Vietnam to killed by the Viet Cong. When your future is on the line, when your kids’ future is on the line, people will fight for what they want."

Its about needs not wants. The elite might try and deny our wants, but not our needs. Looks like Kalle Lasn gave them up.