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Forum Post: Post Your Compassion - Why is Occupy Important to You ?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 9:11 p.m. EST by elf3 (2657)
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For me it's because I don't want us to become like these photos of elderly who live in cages in Hong-Kong. Countries where the 1% have all the wealth are not pleasant places. I don't want us to become like this...
in Hong Kong the poor rent cages for most of their monthly salary many of our countries companies off-shore their products to Chinese factories and don't pay them enough to live an even slightly dignified existence
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[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (21276) 2 years ago

The over-arching reason I support OWS is because our society needs a fundamental change to its ethos if it is going to survive.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I support this movement, because I predicted it several years ago.

It's starting much earlier than I thought it would, and I didn't think it would start in the US.

But it is Worldwide, and that's what I predicted.

I figured it would start around 2030, and take most of the rest of the century to complete. It still might.

I did and still do predict that the Chinese will be the key to it's success.

Getting these people out of cages, is essential.

The explosion of communication devices is another key, glad to see OWS making good use of them.

The biggest hangup we still have, is real time language interpretation. Not just raw translation, but accurate interpretation.

The instant ability to understand one another, no matter where we are, no matter what device we are using to communicate, no matter what language we speak.

When that technology is developed, and cheaply available, this egg of a movement will truly be born, and it's going to grow fast.

So my friends at OWS, and my fellow supporters, keep this egg warm and nurtured.

It's Evolution, WILL change the planet for the better...........................:)

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

Thanks shooz as for your personal emotions and what made you focus on the world and this movement - What kind of world are you scared of? Are you worried your family will suffer - that your kids won't have a future that you would want them to live? Who do you feel bad or fear for? Who do you care about?

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Their humanity, their Evolution to better adapted beings, their souls.

Call it what you like, we can never go backwards, we can never be too apathetic of the World around us. As a species, it's a death sentence.

[-] -2 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 2 years ago

making predictions is hard to do, especially when its about the future.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's much easier, when you are honest about the past and the present.

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 2 years ago

Because it is an extremely important movement that will be a major force, laying much of the groundwork for creating a sustainable society and world.

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

It has ceased to be very important, but that's due to my bias. I saw it as a kind of Civil Rights movement for economic equality. It's leadership feels the current system of government is beyond hope and has no desire to attempt to change it from within. Protest alone can only do so much, then it gets repetitive and no one pay attention.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

We are the voice for the people who have none - we finally have the stage now demonstrate who we are and why we won't turn our backs on suffering and why we are part of this - here is my reason ... what is yours?
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRutoDtIBpWXIWx8VEHFRnXaTsLhO6ybTE-bAMnkI_2w4COMfbS

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

You did it - OCCUPY got the world's attention - now show them what we're really about and what we think they're up against and why we care about them and fear for their futures. no more discourse... just demonstration

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

It is something no one can argue against - no one with morals

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

put every argument aside... your compassion is what this is about - it is the movement - it is all that matters ... the world needs to know why you care so much - show them

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

It's why you are part of this - tell world not how to fix it but why it has to be ...

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

Tell the world who you care about...

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[-] 0 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

Occupy is important to me because I'd like to try leave this country at least as good as I "found" it and possibly a little better.

For the 1st month of the movement I watched and waited to see what this movement might be. What I observed was an energy - a "vibe", to use an old timey expression, and the air of possibilities for a future that is better than the present. I saw the germ of an idea begin to grow into something that has great power and great value. It hasn't always been nor will it be easy. In fact it's been nearly the opposite.

There are quite a lot of growing pains being experienced within this movement. We should remember that while there is disagreement over the best process for moving forward and achieving our collective goals, we'd all do well to bear in mind always that we all have commonality of purpose and that is something that we can all take and hold onto. We are united in our dedication to the idea that we can create the possibility of positive change that the country and, dare I say, even the world needs. I believe that for all of us, this is why Occupy is so very important.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

I agree - I posted mean words to the movement at one point - I got sick of all the back and forth and speculating and problem solving - then I got mad at the wealthy but I suddenly remembered what this movement is - we are all here because we care so much about the world. It is people with empathy and compassion caring for those without a voice, caring for our families future's, caring for the generations to come. We just aren't able to forget or turn our backs or go on living until everyone else can stop and realize what will happen if we don't succeed. This movement has to be about the 99 percent it has to demonstrate the discrepancy and how terrible it is that in a world of so much abundance - only 1 percent are hording all of it and using the rest of us as slaves to their way of existence... that of our time it will be said that we cared about this and others and we took protest and a stand to put balance back into the world. We will not be a part, we will not close our eyes - we will shift it together.

[-] 0 points by Chugwunka (89) from Willows, CA 2 years ago

What has this to do with the U.S.?

[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

Because this is where we are headed don't you feel it ? American companies partner with some of the world's worst regimes - what do they have in store for us if they can be tolerant of this?

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[-] 1 points by elf3 (2657) 2 years ago

I was where you are a few weeks ago see my prev post "class warfare bring it on bitches" - but I have to say the one percent have drawn us in and we forgot why we're here - it's not about them - it's about people like this http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRutoDtIBpWXIWx8VEHFRnXaTsLhO6ybTE-bAMnkI_2w4COMfbS please don't forget ...........let's not focus on the one percent let's remember why we are fighting 1percent isn't worth our time 99 percent is!

[-] 1 points by gforz (-43) 2 years ago

Elf, you're starting to get it right. Don't focus on the 1%. Whether they have 15% or 20% of the world's wealth, the rest of the people have the other 80%-85%! Just like my old coaches used to say before games, "Just win your own individual battle and beating the other team will come naturally as a result". You can win your own personal battle by concentrating your resources where they do the most good. Start a competing local business and take a small hunk out of corporate America's hide. Don't bank with the big boys, don't enslave yourself to credit, buy American and local if possible, etc. There are a thousand things each person can do individually to help change things. Freedom is the key, though. The best results, the happiest endings, come from acts that are done willingly, not as a result of one side or the other mandating or legislating something, from people saying "it's for their own good", or "it's in their own best interest". That just leads to massive resentment, blowback, and unintended consequences.

[-] -2 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 2 years ago

Don't worry , we are not, thank god, Communist China. Some liberals were wishing that we were so that they could be dictators for a week and push through all of the crap ideas that they had. But we will never be China.