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Forum Post: Occupy Is Winning, Hello 2012!

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 28, 2011, 5:59 p.m. EST by 99time (90)
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Occupy is winning! I Love Occupy!

The one percent are teaming up day and night using all their high-paid experts to try to shut it down.

The police, tied to the need for a paycheck in this bad economy, have been forced to blacken their souls and crackdown at the command of the one percent.

The TV has told us too many times how occupy is dead. Remember this... http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-tv-is-the-voice-of-the-one-percent

Banks have threatened subversive things such as raising fees, only to find their too-big-to-play-fair tactics slap them right back.

Police, sheriffs, and banks have been unable to retake foreclosed homes that have been occupied by needy people.

The ongoing and endless supposedly secret CLASS WAR has come back to the forefront. The one percent can no longer deny it -- only spin it to produce as little righteous outrage as possible.

Brilliant declarations have been issued by New York City, Albany and Atlanta, to name a few.

A constitutional amendment has been proposed to reverse the Citizens United corporate 'persons' case.

The dirty sands pipeline was shut down for now.

Fracking was postponed in Delaware River Basin Commission states.

Business as usual has been changed. The paradigm is shifting.

Did I say I LOVE OCCUPY yet?

Politicians and powerful people are starting to feel the heat of discomfort. A Mic Check could come at any time!

Anonymous has provided some equalizing justice to some of the worst offenders.

Most importantly, we will be divided no more! No more division based on ethnicity, background, or gender!

The winter will be cold and long, but don't be discouraged. Look at how the Egyptian protesters came back. See how Wisconsin is following through on the recall. And still, Occupy is growing despite the seasonal weather decline.

2012 will be a great year!

I am happy!

I love Occupy!

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[-] 2 points by Puzzlin (2898) 2 years ago

This is the year 2012. WE MUST OWN IT and become activated!!!

I've been practicing for decades for this one year. Our message is becoming clearer and clearer. Our body language is about to hit historical levels. I will be counted with everyone else. It is time.

Expect all of us. We will be there!!! The Call is Coming

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Thanx for placing these WINS so clearly!
How about working for the next goal?

Are you ready
.....................FOR ACTION ?
Are you ready to
.....................DO SOMETHING REAL ?
Are you ready to
......................join 83% ........ of Americans ?

We must not
DEMAND that we WANT THEM.to give to US
We must
DEMAND GOALS THAT WE WILL ACHIEVE FOR OURSELVES


Because of the Supreme Court's decision,
we cannot accomplish anything significant, without FIRST -

Overturning Citizens United !!!
Ending Corporate Personhood !!!


83% of Americans already agree on it
as stated in the ABC/Washington Post poll

.........................................

In the the PFAW Poll -

85% of voters say that corporations have too much influence over the political system today.
77% think Congress should support an amendment to limit the amount corporations can spend on elections.
74% say that they would be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who pledged to support a Constitutional Amendment limiting corporate spending in elections.


IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT ----> JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Our only immediate goal should be to pass a constitutional amendment to counter Supreme Court decision Citizens United (2010) , that enables unlimited amounts of anonymous money to flood into our political system.
“Corporations and organizations are not a persons &
have no personhood rights”

We don’t have to explain or persuade people to accept our position – we only have to persuade them to ACT based on their own position. Pursuing this goal will prove to the world that we, at OWS, are a serious realistic Movement, with serious realistic goals. Achieving this goal will make virtually every other goal – jobs, taxes, infrastructure, Medicare – much easier to achieve –
by disarming our greatest enemy – GREED.


IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT ----> JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE AMENDING PROCESS The Prohibition movement started as a disjointed effort by conservative teetotalers who thought the consumption of alcohol was immoral. They ransacked saloons and garnered press coverage here and there for a few years. Then they began to gain support from the liberals because many considered alcohol partially responsible for spousal and child abuse, among other social ills. This odd alliance, after many years of failing to influence change consistently across jurisdictions, decided to concentrate on one issue nationally—a constitutional amendment. They pressured all politicians on every level to sign a pledge to support the amendment. Any who did not, they defeated easily at the ballot box since they controlled a huge number of liberal, and conservative and independent swing votes in every election. By being a single-issue constituency attacking from all sides of the political spectrum, they very quickly amassed enough votes (2/3) to pass the amendment in Congress. And, within just 17 months, they were successful in getting ¾ of the state legislatures to ratify the constitutional amendment into law. (Others were ratified even faster: Eight —took less than a year. The 26th, granting 18-year-olds the right to vote, took just three months and eight days.)


If they could tie the left and right into a success - WHY CAN'T WE ??????????


IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT ----> JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


I feel that we should stay with this simple text to overturn CU:
”corporations are not people”
for four simple reasons and one – not so simple:
1
83% of Americans have already opposed CU in the ABC/Washington post poll and the above
IS THEIR POSITION ALREADY.
2
We don’t have to work to convince people on the validity of our position.
3
Simple is almost always better.
4
This simple Amendment is REQUIRED to overturn CU.
And all other electoral reform can be passed through the normal legislative process. 5
OWS and these pages are chock full of ( mostly ) excellent ideas to improve our country.
All of them have strong advocates – and some have strong opposition.
None of them has been “pre-approved” by 83% of Americans !
Pursuing this goal – without additional specifics is exactly what Americans want.
What do we want? Look at that almost endless list of demands – goals - aims.
Tax the rich. End the Fed. Jobs for all, Medicare for all. So easy to state! Can you imagine how hard it would be to formulate a “sales pitch” for any of these to convince your Republican friends to vote for any of them?
83% of Americans have ALREADY “voted” against CU. And 76% of the Rs did too.
All we have to do ask Americans is to pressure their representatives – by letters - emails – petitions.

Wanna take your family on vacation?
Convince the 7 year old and the 10 year old to go to Mt Rushmore.
Then try to convince them to go to Disneyland.
Prioritizing this goal will introduce us to the world – not as a bunch of hippie radical anarchist socialist commie rabblerousers – but as a responsible, mature movement that is fighting for what America wants.


IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT ----> JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


I feel that using the tactics of the NRA, the AARP an the TP – who all represent a minority – who have successfully used their voting power to achieve their minority goals - plus the Prohibition Amendment tactics – bringing all sides together - is a straight path for us to success that cannot fail to enable us to create and complete one task the MAJORITY.


Join the OWS Restore Democracy Working Group at
..............http://www.nycga.net/groups/restore-democracy
regular meetings 6-8PM @ 60 Wall St – The Attrium @ Wednesdays
Plan details with supporting documentation at:.... http://bit.ly/vK2pGI


IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ACT ----> JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TO END CORPORATE PERSONHOOD


Whereas --
The OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City states that
"a democratic government derives its just power from the people,
not from corporations."

and --
the ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 83% of the entire US population
opposes the Supreme Court Citizens United decision,
which affirmed that corporations are people.
and --
by supporting the overturning of corporate personhood,
OWS clearly aligns itself with the vast majority of the American people
who support ending the fundamentally flawed and anti-democratic concept
that corporations are people.
therefore --

We support a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood.


[-] 1 points by 99time (90) 2 years ago

To registered Democrats and Republicans, or those in 'open primary' states:

This also seems like an excellent PRIMARY Issue! Tea Party had a huge effect on primaries!

[-] 2 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

Keep it going OWS. You're breathing some life back into this nation.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

ZenDog for President! :)

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13270) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

This summer is going to be insane