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Forum Post: Was i wrong?

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 2:02 a.m. EST by homelesspedestrian (1) from Salamanca, NY
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I itnitially wrote this on a local forum

The time for change is upon us. Join your fellow man in ending the greed and corruption of the 1%! We will no longer sit back and watch our future be taken away. If you paid one cent in taxes last year, you paid more than most corporations. Stand up, join together, occupy with us. Www.occupywallst.org is where you need to go, the other post on this has 'disappeared' for the moment. End the media blackout!

then comes ---> please dont be stupid

|please dont be stupid wrote:

If you don't like here, then leave!

i followed with

Wow, how long did it take you to formulate that most ignorant cliche of a response? Did you even check out the site, watch the videos? This is what it means to be an American, to stand up for what is just. Strong men built this country, strong men that would be right there beside me today fighting to reclaim this country from the rats and sharks that have taken over. Focus here, on this country full of problems. Why do millions of Americans struggle just to break even when the government sends aid to other countries, countries that don't even support us? You like not knowing if your retirement will be there when it comes time? You like the fact that these corrupt bankers, stock market junkies and corrupt corporations sit back and get rich while your average citizen like you and me break our backs everyday. You like that your hard earned money is taken away to fund these dead end government programs? If so, then I say to you, if you like it here YOU better leave because change is coming.



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[-] 1 points by redteddy (263) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Don't get distracted by debating a nay sayer who doesn't see, acknowledge or understand the underlying problems. What is important are ever larger groups flexing just enough to put pressure on the political system, to shut down the economic system long enough so that those in power are forced to listen and make changes because they fear the masses. That takes a lot more courage than arguing with someone who is basically in the same boat we are all in but just doesn't know it. We need to galvanize those who are curious enough to hear, those who know something is wrong but don't know where to go or how to join in solidarity towards change. Someone told me 'do not allow the Democratic party to co-opt the cause' and I fear he is right. We have to get very focused if this is going to work, so ignore the america love it or leave it debates as its only meant to distract you. Ignore the politicians who will try and woo you into a passivity (like the obama promise). Stay alert and active!

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

true patriots love their country enough to fix it. America haters deny the problems and ask those who love their country to allow it to stay sick. your right. hes wrong.