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Forum Post: The 'Be OWS For One Day' pledge

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 9, 2012, 2:48 p.m. EST by neutrino (-197)
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I ____ hereby promise to be OWS for one day. I will shut down my computer for 24 hours and protest outside in the street. If there are OWS protesters in my city I will join them, if not, I will protest alone. I will protest in an area that will provide visibility. For one day, my grievances, our grievances, OWS grievances, will be heard throughout my community. I will then report back to this forum in order to share some protesting reality. I vow to create A Bridge To The Ground. I vow to be OWS for one day.


This is a pledge everyone on this website should sign. Print it, sign it, and hang it on your wall as a reminder. We don't agree on much, but we all agree on protesting because that's what brought us here. It's time we all taste the streets.

P.S. If you have friends that support OWS, but, like yourself, never protested in the street, ask them to sign this pledge.

P.S.S. This pledge is worth a thousand letters to the president because it gets people in the street.

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Thrasymaque tries again to get people off the forum. Funny.

[-] -3 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

Nope. I want people to take a day to protest and to ask their friends to. One day off the forum to protest is nothing. It would be a great experience for everybody here and would generate many great stories for the forum. Are you against protesting? Why? Getting people in the street to show solidarity should be one of our goals.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

You are so damn smug. As if you know what any of us do when we are not on here. Good grief.

[+] -4 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

Why are you so resolute to shut out a good idea? OWS is a protest, calling for people to protest and talk about their experience here is a good thing.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Your good ideas are not as interesting or unique as you might think, and they always lead to one place, forum division. You seek out the achilles heel and make your strike, that is your strategy.

[+] -5 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

If you don't like the idea of protesting then you don't have to comment on it. You should comment where you think it matters. Don't bump what you don't believe in.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

You don't give a damn about this forum or this movement or protesting, for that matter. You work for a corporate group that finds this movement extremely threatening and wants it stopped.

[+] -4 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

No. Wrong on all counts. Please bump again when time permits.

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Great Neutrino! Where will you be protesting so we can all protest with you? You set the time and place.

[-] -2 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

I'm in NYC for the next few months. Where are you? If you can't make it, you can protest wherever you are. Occupy is worldwide. Just get the message out! If you are in NYC, let's meet up!

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Hmmm. Is there an Occupy the Phillippines?

[-] -3 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

I don't know. Haven't been there. Why, is that where you live?

Google is your friend. Don't forgo protesting because there's no occupy around you, create one of your own!

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Nope. I live in the U.S. and am well aware of where Occupy is.

[-] -2 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

Are you close to NYC? If so, let's meet and protest.

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

I used to be, but not anymore. Shucks. I'd love to meet you. Why don't you post a time and location and see who can meet you? You have a little fan club here now. I'm sure a crowd would gather around you. You could hold the big sign and lead the protest.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

LOLOL - tell him to be sure and wear a name-tag.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Yes. "Thrasymaque." LOLOL! I'd try to be there, wouldn't you DKA?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You know I was kidding about the plane ticket - Right? - Am-track would be just fine. They don't have a no rail list do they?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Give me the money for an airplane ( as long as I am not on a no fly list ) and I would be so eager to meet - YOU - that other(?) - hmmm - I am not a violent person and I am in no condition to be any good at it right now - But I would make an exception for a meet and greet with the trashy one.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You know I was kidding about the Train ticket right? Well unless you got trashy to pony up the cash for a round trip in a sleeper car. It would be so awesome to meet you and others that are out there.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

Of course he'd have to pay for the whole thing - out of the wages he earns for bothering the forum.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Exactly so - karma. So probably a hotel room and a rental car too - hey?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I can sleep in my chair

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I can't sit up that long. Count your blessings.

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[-] -3 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

I participate in the Liberty Square gatherings. Everybody is invited. Where do you live now? In Texas?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22104) 2 years ago

LOLOL! Texas. You do have a good sense of humor. Okay, so Liberty Square. We need an exact time and location. Perhaps near Joie de Vivre sculpture?

[-] 1 points by DemandTheGoodLifeDotCom (3213) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Protesting does nothing.

Unless you are demanding specific changes at a protest, protesting is pointless.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

we're out of issues

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[-] 0 points by Forrester (13) 2 years ago

This is an excellent initiative, and I will gladly be the first to sign onto this. There are however people who are unable to protest for whatever reason, ie. distance from an active protest, for physical reasons, etc. They should be able to participate in this call for unity between the 'streets' and here by agreeing to donate money or resources equivalent to $20 directly to the more full-time protesters who sacrifice so much.

[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 2 years ago

you're already a " useful idiot ", why the need to make it public?

[-] -3 points by neutrino (-197) 2 years ago

Protesting is always good.