Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 9:38 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll
from South Burlington, VT
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King spoke of creating tension in communities that refused to negotiate.
In many ways the injustice that OWS intrinsically opposes is beyond the scope of any single community -
like the Tar Sands Oil Pipeline, or the proposed downsizing of the postal labor force - two issues OWS Burlington Vermont has and is highlighting.
We should expect, and we do experience, that in many communities there are those in positions of power who do sympathize with our movement and who will provide whatever assistance they can - even if they cannot publicly do so.
Creating tension in such communities must be carefully thought out - and may in fact harm the movement if it is not.
The idea is to draw people in - not push them away - regardless of their station in life or politics.
This movement is already having an impact.
This movement is going to do so much more.