Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 1 a.m. EST by JSoto
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WE NEED DEMANDS. The Egyptians demanded to overturn Mubarak. The African Americans across the nation demanded voting rights and fought against Jim Crow laws that cemented segregation into our society.
In order to have true solidarity you must demand something in return. The freedom rides and sit-ins all were done with an aim...
The notion of disenfranchising the banking oligarchs is a righteous one, however there needs to be a demand. Solidarity will come with social pressure but also organization and relentlessness in that organization.
Dancing around in your underwear and acting like a novelty hippie only creates a charicature of ourselves and does not promote the cause but only allows the masses to view us as directionless, uninformed and here conveniently jump on a bandwagon.
It only sets us back to be viewed in that light. Organization and relentlessness is key - this isn't Bonnaroo - but a chance to be part of a revolution.