Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 26, 2012, 8:43 a.m. EST by electron
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We all agree, this forum is an utter failure. You might scream and say "No!", but deep down you know it's true. "Girl you know it's true... wohoo..." Some will say trolls destroyed it, some will say democrat plants destroyed it, some will say a small clique of aggressive posters destroyed it, etc... They are all wrong.
This forum has failed because it is detached from OWS reality. There is no bridge between the posters here and the protesters on the ground. When a group is fractured, it is not strong. "Together we stand, divided we fall. Together we can stand tall."
Remember mission impossible #1? Remember when they invade the highly fortified CIA headquarters in Langley? Remember the big black guy running the computer system from the van, Luther? That's you. That's right, you're the brains of Occupy. You're job is to hold everything together and to relay information to the people on the ground. Well, you are not doing your job, and it's up to you to change that.
Almost every Occupy protest has a website, but this is the one that is common to all. It's the hub. You guys need to take control and start helping Occupy. You have many talents and you have something the ground protesters don't have, time. Some of you are sick, some of you are far from Occupy protests, some of you are retired, etc... and that is why you aren't protesting. However, you have time, a computer, and you can write. You must use this.
Re-posting news articles here and discussing them doesn't go very far. You guys are turning in circles always talking about the same stuff, but doing nothing about it. On a positive note, you did get ride of conspiracy theorists so great job there.
Find out what various Occupy factions need. Email jart, zoe, etc... Ask them how you can help by writing articles or pamphlets or posters, perhaps you can keep track of various activities the democrats or the republicans are doing so you can tell people where to protest next, etc... Once you start doing that you'll contribute directly to Occupy and you'll be able to come on this forum and discuss strategies and what you have been doing. You'll be bridging he gap between the protesters and yourselves. You'll become active. It's a fallacy to think you can't help Occupy directly just because you're stuck in your home or you're too far from a protest. You have a computer and the Internet. Use it to help Occupy directly instead of repeating the same discussions on this forum.
If you haven't discussed issues with a protester on the ground lately, that means you are not doing your job. In mission impossible, Luther was constantly checking up on his team. How are they doing, what are they up to, what kind of help can he provide them.
You are the brain of Occupy operating from this forum, the hub. Start acting like the brain.
Your friendly neighborhood Thrasymaque, bringer of truth.
P.S. The forum users here, especially DKAtoday who is now a moderator, will be quick to ban this message even though it speaks the truth. They are not interested in ideas, but are, instead, only interested in making friends. They do not really care about OWS.
P.S.S. You can evict a user, but you can't evict an idea. What I say is truth and everyone here knows it even if DKAtoday, master democrat who has never occupied a building except for his bathroom, says otherwise.