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Forum Post: Is there anyway we can protest recursively?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 19, 2012, 7:37 a.m. EST by bigbangbilly (594)
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Is there anyway we can protest recursively? Can we get our adversaries to make Hobson's choices in our favor?

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[-] 1 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

The process of, in our case, protest that repeats itself indefinately? I lack an understanding of what you mean. To what end? If we are able to create Hobson's choice scenarios for those who oppose the kinds of changes we advocate, and we are successful why would we engage in self-repetition? We would have accomplished the goals we set. Help me understand. Thanks.

[-] 2 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

If we fails make sure the history books will inspire another protest. If we win the history books will be inspirational for success. Forward movement not getting into a mire and staying there.

[-] 1 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

I see what you're saying. So then, as we have been inspired by past movements we will add to that and inspire those in the future. Future keepers of the status quo will also benefit from the cumulative knowlege, however. I think the learning curve may become less severe but development of effective strategies may well be more difficult for future movements.

[-] 2 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_recurrence

There are some that want to see history repeated for some gain.

[-] 1 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

Thanks for providing an interesting read.

I think that so far, the reenactment view might best discribe Occupy. What would you say?

[-] 1 points by Droid24JG (119) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Also: "A Hobson's choice is a free choice in which only one option is offered. As a person may refuse to take that option, the choice is therefore between taking the option or not; "take it or leave it". The phrase is said to originate with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), a livery stable owner in Cambridge, England. To rotate the use of his horses, he offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in the stall nearest the door or taking none at all."

[-] 1 points by Droid24JG (119) from New York, NY 2 years ago

I think you might be talking to @ 20 people with this question.
But I love it!
Go BBB

[-] 1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

That's easy! Script write while looking in a mirror.

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recursive re·cur·sive   [ri-kur-siv] Show IPA adjective 1. pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

"recursively" and "repeatedly" don't mean the same thing.

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

What is your definition then? Perhaps i may use it.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Recursion is repetition in a self-similar way.

Recursion:

See "Recursion".

Recursion:

If you still don't get it, see "Recursion".

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

That is the way we should protest. See, you got the idea.

[-] 2 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Yes, unfortunately I get the idea. This is recursive:

Journalist: "What is the purpose of the Occupy movement?"

Occupier: "To occupy!"

Journalist: "But what are your objectives?"

Occupier: "To occupy!"

Journalist: "Yes, but what are you trying to achieve?"

Occupier: "Occupation!"

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

lol. And who said Occupy didn't have goals? Damn media. It's all their fault. We're the victims of a hostile media. And hostile authorities. And a hostile government!

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 2 years ago

But did the journalist ask where? That is one of the loop breakers. You are supposed to see those loop breakers.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Journalist: "Where do you occupy?"

Occupier: "The Occupy encampments!"