Forum Post: Thank You #OWS (?) For The Obama Win??? (Reposted Comments from HBO 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Forum: 'Occupy Wall Street')
Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 11, 2012, 3:17 a.m. EST by KevinPotts
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(Concerning Rainy's Michael Moore comment post, thanking Occupy (?) for the re-election of Obama?)
"Thank you, Occupy :-)
"Finally, thanks must be given to the Occupy movement who, a year ago, set the tone of this election year by getting everyone to talk about the 1% vs. 99%. It inspired Obama and his campaign to realize that there was a huge popular sentiment against what the wealthy have done to the country (...)" (quoting Michael Moore)
Rainy, that statement is so full of shit that it would take an emergency room Ex-Lax / Anal-Suppository / Enema-therapy-session to rectify, an Army of professional plumbers wearing Bio-Hazard / Radioactive Hazmat suits left over from the Fukushima nuclear disaster to unclog the pipes, 303 Million cans of super-strength-concentrated Lysol just to disinfect the immediate area and 61,683,851 cans of Advanced Oder Eliminator Febreze Air Freshener (of various refreshing scents ranging from Glistening Alpine all the way to Mediterranean Lavender) just to get rid of the stink :-)
"Kevin, Occupy DID get those numbers, "1%", and, "99%", front -and-center and kept them there. It helped." -Dawn
Dawn, it helped to raise awareness of just how much the 1% are actually screwing us over and how much The Rest of Us are actually getting screwed. It helped to raise awareness that we live in a plutocracy (a fake democracy) and a rigged 2party system that works against us -that democrats and republicans are both owned and controlled like puppets by the moneyed interests of the Top 1%. It helped to raise awareness that our demockracy has been hijacked by the wealthy elite -that our government Does Not Represent Us and that Obama and most democrats (as well as republicans) are a huge part of that -and they are just as guilty as the-money-puppet-masters who own them and pull their strings. They are also just as guilty as the Dangerously Retarded, duped, party-loyal voters who keep voting for them, who keep them firmly in power, unchecked, without any accountability and without any resistance to their anti-human, anti-American, anti-99% behavior whatsoever. OWS helped to wake people up to all of this. You fell asleep at the movie theater and We Woke You Up!, to help you! -to help this country! -to let you know that the building is on fire! and it's time to go!, but yet you just sit there, dumbfounded and in denial, like this can't possibly be happening and you refuse to leave!, determined to see the rest of the movie to the very end, choking on the smoke and trying to hold your breath, while the theater burns!
Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire
Thanking OWS for the re-election of Obama is like thanking ME! -for the re-election of Obama...you're full of shit :-)
"(...) What inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement a year ago was a spontaneous protest against not only President Obama but also the Democratic Party for its lack of real effort to stem the right-wing tide. The Democrats did not rush to the OWS defense, although some operatives tried to jump in front of the parade and steer it into the usual liberal blind alley. (They did not succeed!) Voters have expressed a wish for just the opposite policy than the Democrats' rightward turn, but the American political system excludes third parties, not being based on proportional representation as in Europe. (...)"
The Meaning of Obama's Win / By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them by MICHAEL HUDSON
"This morning, many wake up feeling giddy because they have managed to accomplish something together. As in every four years, they have once again (said) "I do" to their own rapist."
"American democracy is like a restaurant with only two items on the menu, and no matter which one you order, ass or pachyderm, you're served a toxic and bloody mess. Dissatisfied, you must wait four years to order again, only to receive, once more, a toxic and bloody mess. Bon appetit!"
"When most of the progressive gliterrati, from The Nation, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Moore to Rebecca Solnit and Bill McKibben, turned tail and began frantically urging their readers to swallow their bile and support Obama, CounterPunch stood firm. And we've paid a savage price. We've lost big donors. We've lost subscribers. We've been rejected by liberal foundations. But we didn't back down. We've never backed down. And you can count on us not to back down now that Obama and his neoliberal claque are returning for another four years of budget cuts, bailouts and kill lists.(...)"www.CounterPunch.Org
HBO 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Forum: 'Occupy Wall Street' http://www.hbo.com/#/real-time-with-bill-maher/talk/forums/item.html/eNo1yDEOwiAUANAQEhK9grM1bp9PxTp0MHVWr4DwUZIC0aLR0ZvL4vSSNx-4jWd+X7+Co7xPZvyUYIecCr3LKo-uX2dzpaOJNGNMfBeP5HqpFG6kamyOkVKZTt5PVHponsH1umu12kK7xIMH9BUpCSoXZ1UFAFHutOuQSDDBfpN6J8Q=