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Forum Post: The Importance of Occupiers and Non-occupying Supporters.

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 7:17 p.m. EST by pmarcuse (0)
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Non-occupying supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement are critical forces in influencing the impact of the movement. Occupiers are themselves a very small but critically important number, willing to back up their beliefs with their on-going physical presence, but their support reaches widely, those many that are discontent, insecure, and/or exploited, dissatisfied with things as they are. Their support reaches into the majority of the population, even into Republican circles, even sharing some roots with some tea partiers.

One might line things up somewhat like this – for illustrative purposes only:

Occupiers, very small in numbers Supporters of Occupy, a majority of the people Sympathizing Conservatives a significant number Conservatives, a large number Tea Party members, a not-so-large number Foot soldiers of the 1%, a small number The 1%, Wall Street, 1%

The occupiers of Wall Street will not bring about the changes that are wanted by themselves, but they can be a great force to bring about a shift from a defensive to an offensive posture of those needing and wanting change, to push for radical reform rather than only tinkering at the edges. Supportive non-occupiers can play a major role in moving in this direction. They can develop the details occupiers are accused of ignoring, organize around the deep individual concrete issues of discontent and exploitation. Linking the broadly-targeting aroused occupiers to the multiple existing groups and organization already struggling for change can provide strength and energy all around.

In more detail see my blog, pmarcuse.wordpress.com

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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

SCREWED AGAIN exposes big shots

I keep my readers informed and I erase nothing. My readers can go back to check every story because they are all based on facts and evidence that is absolutely certain. I can see the propaganda that is used by the media to cover-up the big shots when they are committing serious crimes especially 9/11 and Wall Street fraud.

The Casey Anthony trial was intentionally misrepresented by one media lie after the next while the government was intentionally trying to murder Casey Anthony after the prosecution and cops knew that George Anthony molested Casey since she was an 8 year old girl, but they have refused to prosecute George Anthony. Is that what you want the government to do? Do you want to be misled by the main stream media so you can watch innocent people be murdered by the government.

All the Republican presidential candidates and Obama are screwballs and idiots but the "political correct" trance protects all of them. Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert make fun and make jokes for their audience but they fail to take their stupidity serious. Electing another screwball president of the USA would be a disaster.

Americans want to be in a nursery class where they hear fairy tales. Americans refuse to deal with the truth. Michael Moore criticizes 9/11 but then states he doesn't want to believe that our government would purposely create 9/11. It doesn't matter what Michael Moore wants, it matters what happened. His intentions are bizarre but his audience wants to be deceived. I watched him on a 3 hour Book-TV show that allowed him to peddle his book. In a prior Book-TV event he answered a man in the audience by covering up for Bush in the 9/11 case. This is the service that SCREWED AGAIN provides my readers. see my blog http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

[-] 1 points by dolfinguy (20) 2 years ago

OK--Some civil disbedience is good for the political soul & for national media PR....but... Are We the Voters ready to take the REAL next step?....Here is the more proactive solution as the necessary next step-- http://www.getmoneyout.com/ --& tell a friend--tell everyone...because this ones gonna be the hardest next step to take. Election Reform Now-- One person ,one vote ,$100 limit to voters only! Also--how many tent-totin' Occupiers are Registered Voters & ready to Organize Re-call Elections, or run for office, or propose local, state or federal referendums, initiatives or propositions? These 99%Votes would threaten & shock our current politicians to change their tunes --Recall one corporate-suckling congress person in every (or a few) states & see how the rest of elected officials will respond to the Power of the Organized Voters!! Join & support --getmoneyout.com-- Reform Elections first--tax reform will follow... Don't waste time & money on jail-bail. Keep it peaceful, keep it legal, & the 99% wins. Use your American Rights & Freedoms to Organize Votes & Fix America Now. &Read Jeffery Sachs--the "Price of Civilization: Renewing America's Values"... or listen to--- http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/dr-jeffrey-sachs-101011 ---

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 2 years ago

Right on. :)

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 2 years ago

Tax the rich http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

The tax loopholes for the rich are illegal because they are all the kickbacks for the bribes they gave to Clinton/Bush/Obama and congress. Tax loopholes are candy for elected officials. The $3 billion loophole that GE used was created by the GE bag men (lobbyists) which transferred that profit to the debt. The same goes for all the multinational corporations, not just GE.

The rich are the masters of wealth transfers from the 99%. Then they turn that around claiming that medicare and social security is a wealth transfer for the 99%. We are the puppets for the rich.

To expect any of this to change because OWS is sitting in the park is silly. Unless OWS actively campaigns for a 3rd party to remove the Republican Democrat CRIME FAMILY in 2012, we will keep getting screwed by the rich. It is a class war that the privileged created.

We 99% are the victims of the class war because the 99% aren't fighting in the war. We are like the Jews who the Nazis loaded into the cattle cars for their trip to the death camps. They all hopped right into the cattle cars as if they were going on vacation.

If we can't elect a 3rd party, the Republican/Democrat CRIME FAMILY will continue destroying all of us. It is a class war that the privileged created.

Obama has a 400,000 annual Latino quota. They admitted this on a PBS show that when they round up innocent people to deport it is collateral damage. They said they meet their quota to keep getting their budget allotment. Its tough shit for the children and others who have a parent shipped back to Mexico.

[-] 1 points by Teacher (469) 2 years ago

Decent summation