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Forum Post: We have but a single goal

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 7:24 p.m. EST by alex5045 (40)
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I suggest that we have one goal that unites us and it is that we want to get our government to reflect and represent we the people and not those the ultra wealthy.

Lets not get characterized as being far out socialist liberals bent on destroying society as it is today! I am sure there are many points and goals that can be detailed in a manifesto - and I am equally sure that there are many opposing views with respect to these goals. The very word “manifesto” conjures up the aura of violent revolutionaries demands. We cannot give the small elite few who currently “run the country and make all the decisions for us” the opportunity to dismiss us as radicals.

Today we cannot hold a real discussion on the merits of any of the points/demands listed in today’s manifesto - because our elected representatives reflect those who will ensure their reelection. Until we change this and get the money out of politics we will never achieve any of the points listed in today’s manifesto!

Our first step - our initial goal and what I suggest should be our sole unifying goal must be that we get back control of our government. Once we have representatives and senators who understand that they are responsible to "we the people" and not a few powerful people - then and only then will we have a chance of dealing with the individual items listed in the manifesto.

Once this happens we can debate taboo subjects like Forgiveness of Student Loans, Ending Foreclosures, the lack of morals and ethics on Wall Street, term limits, …

I am not saying whether I am for any of these or against them - as the Arab Spring sprung from the inextinguishable requirement that “the people” have their voices heard and not only heard but listened to and acted on - we need to have representatives who represent us.

This is what we need - we need go no deeper - we must have our governments' back. Once we do then true debate that does not reflect the special interests will take place …

Take back what is yours … that which is ours

BE YOU American, British, French, Italian, Australian, Chinese, Russian, Libyan, Tunisian, Yemeni, Syrian, WE ALL HAVE A SINGLE COMMON GOAL - IT IS TO GET OUR GOVERNMENT BACK.

Alex P

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[-] 2 points by OnePeople (103) 2 years ago

Sever the chords that bind Capitol Hill to Wall Street and return the voice to the people.

[-] 2 points by frankchurch1 (839) from Jersey City, NJ 2 years ago

The main goal is to get Wall Street out of politics.

[-] 1 points by alex5045 (40) 2 years ago

So how do we coalesce around a single initial goal?

We have a unique opportunity …. one that I am convinced may never come again in our lifetimes ….

What we want is above politics … politicians will need to seek us out and voice our concerns and our wishes … they will be serving at our pleasure ….

For once your single voice has the chance to change and right what needs correcting …

Lets hear from you … and let your representatives and senators hear as well

Alex P

[-] 1 points by alex5045 (40) 2 years ago

…. and the Danes … and I would hope every other nation …..

to be listened to seriously … we need to stay away from child like expression … we are faced with an opening that we may be faced with again …. take this seriously ,,,, and we can get back democracy … at least for a while ...

[-] 1 points by insidervoice (21) 2 years ago

Read the following. It is a bit technical, but one of the best articles that I have seen yet which could form a basis of this movement's issues:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/299918-occupy-wall-street-thoughts-on-an-agenda?ifp=0&source=email_authors_alerts

[-] 1 points by slinkeey (244) 2 years ago

I am Danish American.. Why did you leave out the Danes? PRICK!

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 2 years ago

End Crony-Capitialism now. We need to get back to true capitalism. This would open the door to further change like ending corporate welfare,bringing back the Glass-Steagall Act, ending corporate personhood, banning lobbyists from D.C., investigating and holding accountable those involved for Banking crimes against the American people, etc. Overall, we need to go after those who are buying out our politicians so that they can make big profits.

We, the people, need to be very vigilant and not let anything pass us. The reason corruption has gotten so bad over the years on Wall St. and in the White House is that no one was keeping their eye on their politicians and what was going on. We have to remain informed and not allow the wool to be pulled over our eyes. Ignorance is not bliss, ignorance can kill you. Stay focused everyone.

[-] 1 points by RillyKewl (218) 2 years ago

tell your representatives to arrest the perpetrators of the credit default swaps + to repeal Gramm-Leach-Bliley. Lets put our economy right again.