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Forum Post: protest is easy ( and necessary ), but what can we OFFER?

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 2, 2011, 6:55 p.m. EST by neworder (2)
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i am not likely to post a lot here; i am 67, retired and live in new zealand and i am really ok. but this occupy-thing has struck a chord and i have been affected by corporate insanity in some way years earlier, details-maybe- later. however, i read/hear a lot about protests, but what are we, or anyone else, actually OFFERING to bring about a change. are there any ideas what could replace the current economic system? remember, people have been burned at the stake for saying the earth circles the sun, been ridiculed for stating the earth is not flat etc. if you had told bismarck or queen victoria that 150 years later man would be on the moon or that you could put a plastic card into an atm and get money out of the wall, they would have declared you crazy, hell, they didn't even have electricity then, you get the idea. so, i will propose a radical change to our current financial/economic system and prepare myself for a firestorm of ridicule and dismissal ( see my examples above ) but a start must be made and all great journeys begin with a single first step: change our current money-based system by removing.....money... and replace it with something else. before you tear me to pieces, PLEASE, think, think, think i will give this a try and wait a few days and come back then.



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[-] 1 points by me2 (534) 6 years ago

I agree I am interested in constructive and positive actions and so I tend to discourage boycotts, efforts to crash the economy, or banks, etc. For this (and for being vocal about this) I have been called a troll at least once in a private message.

I want to see something built, created, prototyped. Shutting down cities, towns, companies, etc does nothing productive in my opinion.

[-] 1 points by alfi (469) 6 years ago

I believe something like this will emerge as a solution: http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-demand-informed-direct-democracy-online-whos-wit/