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Forum Post: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party should focus on their core ideas not their ideologies

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 7, 2011, 5:34 p.m. EST by WallStreetRanter (3)
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Both movements at their core were essentially the same. They should join together to support their CORE IDEAS and not get side tracked with all encompassing ideologies. By focusing on their similarities things can change....otherwise they will be nothing more then movements mirroring the ugly 2 party political system they were BOTH against.

more at http://www.wallstreetrant.com/2011/11/occupy-wall-street-and-tea-party-should.html

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[-] 2 points by frankchurch1 (839) from Jersey City, NJ 3 years ago

They do need to tell their supporters to quit calling us names.

[-] 1 points by koloneci (72) 3 years ago

You wonder what's the importance of being a country? Well, look at the diversity on these forums. Imagine all the differences, and life styles, thoughts and dreams. We're all in this together. Our spreading of ideas make a catalyst for change. If we cannot find a common goal, we will fail. The 1% will win and along with it, the American spirit will die. Remember, we are the 99%

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 3 years ago

Key word "were" there is no longer any similarity. One is a bunch of paid minions of the Koch brothers and their cronies. The other is a spontaneous movement base on documents grievances.

[-] 1 points by koloneci (72) 3 years ago

All the activity on these forums just shows there are several folks that are concern about the present condition of our country. I know the whole world seems to be reeling right now, but I gather all the posting on these forums are an attempt to find a solution for the good old USA. We'll solve the problem here, and it will spread like wild-fire throughout the world.

It feels like we're starting our country all over again. How did the revolutionaries feel in 1776?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 3 years ago

Not from me. There is nothing in common.

[-] 1 points by WallStreetRanter (3) 3 years ago

They were both against the bailouts and have recognized the revolving door between corporations and our government. They are both against the Federal Reserve System. "nothing in common?"....

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 3 years ago

Nothing in common given their positions thus held/acted on.

[-] 1 points by VIWarshawski (2) 3 years ago

I disagree. OWS core idea is that corporations have corrupted our government. The Tea Party's core idea is that we should replace our government with corporations.

[-] 1 points by WallStreetRanter (3) 3 years ago

Our government is ALREADY replaced with corporations. I don't think that was the rally call that started the Tea Party.....

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 3 years ago

The Tea partiers snort too much Koch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCHAv25uTw

Remember Hitler came to power "democratically", the Kochs want to do the same thing as Hitler. Many Tea Partiers have been brain washed and drugged like Alice's in Wonderland.

[-] 1 points by ramous (765) from Wabash, IN 3 years ago

Im in both. I started in Tea party and right now im helping organize our local Occupy camp. (we take shifts.) Im Hispanic and a legal immigrant (its easy!) who became a citizen. And to tell you, tea party and ows really want the same things, just coming at them from different directions. TP is organized and knows how to use the system to make changes, while OWS has the passion. Imagine them together, I keep saying that.

[-] 1 points by LNAB73 (82) from Oklahoma City, OK 3 years ago

remove the corruption from our gov't by banning all NON CITIZEN participation, financially, manpower, direct or indirect $$ on ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OR ISSUE, then... breakup corporate media ... that would suffice to restore some honesty and then every side can talk about how to go forward

[-] 1 points by aquainted (268) 3 years ago

They are together now and they will both focus on establishing internet voting and larger protests to give their people an organized voice for years to come.

[-] 1 points by WallStreetRanter (3) 3 years ago

I hope to see some good things then!

[-] 0 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 3 years ago

Exactly! They are the same, except for the tactics, the people involved, and their goals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnGcUnoNa5Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prgkEAuSQT0

[-] 2 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 3 years ago

This is a much better video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCHAv25uTw