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Forum Post: Rest up

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 2:18 p.m. EST by Meeky (186) from Los Angeles, CA
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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/1118/Second-act-for-Occupy-Wall-Street-Is-it-time-to-come-in-from-the-cold

Our efforts so far have been outward, using all our combined strength to try and make those responsible for this plight yield to our will.

But for rest of the winter I suggest as in the article we shift our energy internally. We may fall off the radar, but since the media has a tendency to showcase the most extreme of protesters, it would be a good thing to stop providing them with footage that could be used against us.

For the rest of the winter we sharpen our focus. The problem isn't the size of our targets, but the number of targets that has grown as a result of our inclusiveness. When trimming that fat, we all must be selfless if and when our personal goals failed to be incorporated into the goals of the movement. I know some of you don't want our cause to be reduced to sound bites, but that is just a side effect of having concrete goals.

So far the protests have demonstrated immense raw courage and passion, but with it we have gained a reputation as a troublemakers. But when spring comes we must show the world we also have the insight as well as the passion as how to make this nation live up to its promises once more.

Rest well, brothers and sisters.

http://www.nycga.net/groups/ http://openassembly.org/

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[-] 1 points by Meeky (186) from Los Angeles, CA 11 years ago

Meetings and assemblies.

They may not be flashy but they are really useful for hammering out future events and yes concrete objectives.

And seeing how our high profile events are rather brute force. I say we take the time to develop more elegant tactics.

[-] 1 points by Meeky (186) from Los Angeles, CA 11 years ago

If you feel that this post is subtly telling you to give up, you are reading it wrong.

I'm just asking for a period of self reflection in order for us to make a better protest in the spring.

[-] 1 points by OccupyLink (529) 11 years ago

Wrong. We are not falling of the radar. The protestors you see being roughed up by the police are a small but very very brave little group. They are "the few". Now is the time for persistence. Keep on hammering away at the force of evil, those greedy Bank Executives who are laughing at us. They are smug now. They must pay for their crimes against the 99%.

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[-] -1 points by screwtheman (122) 11 years ago

I think you meant "off" the radar. Learn to spell and maybe I will listen to you.

[-] 2 points by OccupyLink (529) 11 years ago

I can spell OK. I also make mistakes. After all, I am in the 99%, and can admit it. :)

[-] 0 points by screwtheman (122) 11 years ago

I'm in that same 99% and I take my time to do it correctly the first time.

[-] 2 points by OccupyLink (529) 11 years ago

O well. I must admit I am careless at times. I am always willing to improve. Thanks.

[-] 1 points by ghostofbettermen (19) from Muncie, IN 11 years ago

Then why do you not use commas correctly?

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 11 years ago

Puh-leaze... The truth won't wait, the time is NOW!

But, feel free to jump off the radar, when you hit bottom, maybe you'll bounce.

[-] 1 points by Meeky (186) from Los Angeles, CA 11 years ago

Shouldn't we at least work on the things within?

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 11 years ago

Work. Work hard. The work never ends. If you will be stronger in the spring, then please, by all means, get to it. In the meantime, we will do our best to maintain a large blip on the radar. Whatever makes us stronger, but don't delay your efforts another day.

[-] 1 points by Meeky (186) from Los Angeles, CA 11 years ago

Very well just letting people know that a moment of calm shall allow us to whip up an even bigger storm.

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 11 years ago

Then, I fully support your endeavors. Best of luck, and keep the faith (and, there's always time for a march, democracy is gooood exercise :)

[-] 0 points by WarmItUp (301) 11 years ago

Um. No! Sorry but we are not going anywhere! It took a long time for all the regulations of banks to be eroded aways it is going to take even longer to get them back in place. If raising hell because my pension was gambled away by hedge fund managers makes me a "trouble maker" I will proudly wear the title. Ignore all rumors that this protest is moving indoors. The face book page now has a third of a million folllowers. 32,500 people came out to protest according to the NYPD so no we are not going anywhere. we are growing daily we are always going to piss a few people off, I am more concerned with my childs future than Resting Up this winter

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[-] 0 points by OccupyLink (529) 11 years ago

Exactly. It is the NYPD's image that is suffering here, not ours. Speaking of pension funds, no doubt they are trying to gamble away someone else's pension fund now. Guess where the losses go. Their bonuses, of course.

Motto for the greedy Bank Executives:

"Your pension in their pockets".

[-] 1 points by ghostofbettermen (19) from Muncie, IN 11 years ago

Actually, the spin machine is making the NYPD out to be heroes.