Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 6:29 p.m. EST by flashcards
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while I appreciate that the occupy movement has no desire to launch any kind of organized campaign for the 2012 election I would like to point out that.
A) Our political leaders are elected by a majority of VOTES. So not voting does nothing to change current circumstance. The old guys and gals on capitol hill figure they will get re-elected because we have no one else to vote for. Hence the Occupy movement is little more than an amusement in those circles.
B) I have heard of many individuals determined to seek office locally since the start of the protests. If there is no organized party to represent the members of the Occupy Movement, how do we identify them from any other independent. EG a disaffected Republican running as an independent.
I would ask from them, that they Identify themselves clearly perhaps a slogan they can all be comfortable with. Maybe something like "The People For a Better America", no Party rules, no party line just something to help us Identify who they are, and for them to see each other.
I know this sounds like a party, but it need not be, just an alternative to undecided or independent.