Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 8, 2011, 11:49 p.m. EST by LosHombres
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Well, I for one agree with the demands, but just to show up everyday with a set of abstract demands seem a waste of time to me. Abstract platform calling on an end to greed just too abstract for me. Nice but abstract. What are folks going to do, take another street? Maybe block another bridge? Which by the way, I have no problem with; but it's not tied to any specific demands. There are a lot of support out there, but not everyone can show up to a demo.
Why not put forward a specific set of demands. Specific talks on how to achieve these demands. I will give an example. Bank on America one of the worst offenders; but everybody acting as if nothing can be done about their high fees. What about calling on people to take their money out of Bank of America and put in credit unions, etc. Make an example out of them. Put forward a specific set of demands.
If you hate Wall Street that much, what about putting a platform forward calling on people not to spend their money this Christmas unless certain demands are met. And if that's too drastic for some people, call on everybody to only spend their money with small businesses the holiday's. That's something anybody can do and they don't even need to come to meetings or carry a signs to participate, just think about how they are going to spend their dollar. Call on the Black Community and Latino Community to spend their Christmas dollars in their neighborhoods; if the goods aren't there, spend it with another small business. Things like that seem a little more concrete to me.
Call on the masses to show up Black Friday for a demo instead of shopping.
You make abstract demands, you leave the ball in the hands of the people screwing you. Make more specific demands that people can participate in.
Everyone is up in arms, but no one seem to be listing anything more concrete.