Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 2:27 p.m. EST by percness
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Yeap. You're reading correctly. Is time "the movement" earns political power. Simplify your voice and message for the masses, for those who choose not to understand. Organize and centralize your thoughts and ideas so that collectively, in a cohesive manner, your voices earn the respect it deserves as a political movement. Otherwise, and the movement is close to getting there, OWS will lose all the credibility earned so far. If things don't move towards earning political power - all progress will be lost.
Vacate Zuccotti Park voluntarily and schedule organized assemblies, doing this will only earn you more goodwill from the masses in spite of not getting positive press... I think the movement is at the cusp of becoming something that shapes The United States or one that becomes word of ridicule.
Politically speaking, if OWS is serious about getting things done and not just being a counter-culture movement as it has become, the movement needs to elevate and simplify its message from one of multiple rebellions to one that is seriously worthy of political discourse. You may not want to understand the reasons why vacating Zuccotti Park after two months would be great for the movement, but if it continues in this manner, it will lose its effectiveness and be virtually pointless. Foreclosures, joblessness, and inequality will continue... Just because you protest doesn't mean it gets done - the movement need political power and allies with political power to do so and the longer the movement occupies the more political relevance it loses.