Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 6, 2011, 3:17 p.m. EST by DoctorX
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So, in the opinion of all here (trolls excepted), what is the status of the relationship between the Occupy Movement and the 99% that is aspires to represent? Specifically, in actual empirical terms:
Does the 99% realise that its interests (collectively and individualistically) and those of the 1% are fundamentally opposed and antagonistic?
Do they rate their interests as 99%-ers as equal to, greater than, or less than their religious, regional, ethnic, gendered, etc. interests?
Do the 99%, in your view, know who their real enemies are?
Do the 99% believe that their conditions can (somehow) be radically improved?
Do the 99% believe that they themselves can (somehow) bring about these improvements?
If the answer to 5 is yes, can they be relied on to act fearlessly in their own interests when the time comes?
If you can think of other relevant questions that gauge the OWS/99% relationship, please contribute them. Number 5 seems especially relevant to me, as I'm sick of some sort of Bolshevik authoritarian gang coming to take over things "for" the people every time a revolution rolls around.