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Forum Post: “The [OWS] War is for a Political Process – the Battle is the 2012 Elections”

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 5:05 p.m. EST by thewallstreetprotest (22)
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In my view, the war is for a political process that will bring about a government for the people and by the people. A government that is responsible to the voters and the people. Not merely in election season but also during the term of governance.

The battle is the 2012 elections. To support Ron Lawl or any other combatant, if you will, in this battle would be to limit the movement, get tied to an existing candidate under the same electoral model.

As election date nears, every candidate will draw nearer to OWS, as required by this process. Every candidate in both parties will try to co-opt OWS. If an OWS backed candidate under the current set-up wins, we would have won the battle and lost the war.

From this perspective, OWS should back not one candidate but a process. OWS should back a candidate that emerges from the horizontal setup of the movement. Leaders and Leadership will emerge.



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[-] 2 points by RichardGayTits (293) 12 years ago


Stand strong beside your Millionaire and Billionaire brothers and sisters. Make sure they get their tax cuts!

When the Tea Party Revolution takes our country back we will help big business by reducing social security benefits, getting rid of Medicare, and getting rid of the minimum wage.

We will also give control of the health care system back to the insurance companies. If a policyholder gets so sick it would eat into company profits, it only makes good business sense to drop that policyholder (and his or her family). Why can't Democrats understand that?

Real Change is Coming - Help the Rich - Vote Republican 2012

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

I totally agree. If no leader emerges however, well, we'll have to play that by ear. Luckily, we still have some time.

[-] 1 points by EXPOSED (222) 12 years ago

So who is that "candidate that emerges from the horizontal setup of the movement. "?

And the only thing more stupid than voting is NOT voting and then complain about who gets elected...

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

At this stage it's only a question of who you choose to be your delegate to the NGA. Two people from each congressional district. That's all you need to come up with at this point in time. Maybe you're one of the two.

[-] 1 points by EXPOSED (222) 12 years ago

Aight, let's make a difference in 2024...

There are already some candidates that are worthy of support but your stupid policy about not talking politics or supporting any existing candidate is a self defeating one in getting your voices heard.

It's actually party partisanship in disguise...

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

2016, but hopefully congress will heed the notice for redress.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

shall we bomb children like Nata in Afghanistan

[-] 0 points by raines (699) 12 years ago

ows will back any and all dems . Republican candidates want no part of ows.