Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 6, 2012, 1:57 p.m. EST by SomeguyFromSomeplace
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Occupy has(had?) a good thing going in the amount of attention that was gained but the lack of goals, demands and a clear path to them is holding you back. What should the goal be? That's not for me to decide but one firm, solid goal IS needed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_movement research protest that worked, and ones that didn't. Occupy is history repeating.
Martin Luther King is a great role model for this movement. His situation at its core is the same as we are in now. The little guy fighting against the all powerful government. The Albany movement was a failure, just like occupy is now. But you can learn from it, just like MLK did. Sitting around in places you think they don't want you to be is useless, you have to do something real, something that will actually get there attention. For the civil rights moment it was the bus protest. The community of people that refused to ride any public buses thus taking money directly from the government is what finally got them somewhere. What is it for us? I'm not exactly sure yet and it probably wont be just one thing but maybe refusing to vote or a protest of the entire political system is a decent start but there needs to be much more.
In my opinion the most solvable(And huge) problem is the party line. if your a dem you have to agree with the dems, if your a rep you automatically agree with the reps and the purpose of being in office(to make the country better) is lost in all the bullshit. The silliness of that is maddening. We have to accept the fact that were not going to tear down the system completely right away but instead have to chip away at it making things just a little better then before and the first step in doing that is a third party, and then a fourth and then a fifth and a sixth and on and on until this party line shit becomes impossible because of the inevitable massive cross over in policy the many parties would have.