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Forum Post: What this movement really needs!

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 6:11 p.m. EST by Antwonjh (0)
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If this movement is ever going to accomplish anything then a few things need to happen first. Lets be honest, right now we don't truly represent 99% of the people. The majority of this country is content to sit back and watch these events unfold, passing their judgement either for, or against the movement, but not taking any action themselves. When Gandhi took on the British Empire he had the power of the people behind him, all of India was united towards a common goal. When Dr King and the Civil Rights movement marched in the 60's they had a moral imperative to do so, and hundreds of thousands of people followed. Occupy Wallstreet is limited by its compartmentalization and lack of clarity and leadership. Every city has an occupy movement but thats not nearly enough. If we are to accomplish anything at all then we need to do so with One Unified voice. With a clearly defined set of goals/demands. Currently there is chaos, thats what the majority of people are seeing when they read about Occupy Wallstreet, just look at whats been happening in Oakland. There is no moral imperative like the civil rights movement had, don't get me wrong, the current state of our society and the lack of equality is atrocious and infuriating. The fact that 1 % of the people control 90 % of the wealth is morally apprehensive and needs to change but that wont happen without the support of ALL of us, when the 99% can speak with one unified voice is when things will start to change. This movement needs leadership, it needs organization, all of us everywhere need to start working together, No Occupy Oakland, or Occupy Portland, or Occupy any city for that matter, One Movement with one voice. Then watch the magic happen, The government, WallStreet, the 1%, (at this point all 3 of those are the same thing), they will be afraid, and we can bend them to our will, the will of the people.

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[-] 1 points by gjarvi (63) 3 years ago

Thanks Antwonjh. Actually, there is a moral imperative. We've been lied to and cheated by people we've elected and by those whose pockets we fill, and whose products we rely on, or buy freely. We trust that we will get our money's worth and that the salespeople who sell us big contracts, such as mortgages, will be honest and forthcoming about their product. We consumers must do our homework, BUT the moral imperative is about honesty and trust. As far as leadership and organization, sometimes we have to look at things in new ways. I believe we are one movement but with many voices and many leaders who make up all of the issues that have been stored away in the collective consciousness but had not found its time. The time is now. The movement has begun. Participate. Get on a working group. Learn. Follow. Lead. Peace!

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