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Forum Post: When someone asks me what Occupy stands for, I say ________ .

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 19, 2012, 4:28 p.m. EST by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA
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Can you fill in the blank in as FEW words possible, clearly stating Occupy's message, leaving absolutely no doubt as to our goals to any person who might read it?

Here is one example.

"We the people deserve economic and political justice. A fair share of the wealth we help create, an equal voice in the government we elect."

Let's hear your suggestions.

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[-] 3 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Occupy doesn't believe in focusing on any one issue, so any concise summary of what Occupy stands for would be an example of Epimenides paradox.

[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

By not declaring Occupy's intent, a greater paradox occurs. Without a goal, nothing can be attained, so why exist?

[-] 3 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Yes, I agree. The first step toward achieving an objective is to select an objective. Obviously, since it's been a year, that's never going to happen.

The whole thing is a massive oxymoron. An organization that ideologically opposes organization. Yet another example of Epimenides paradox.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Ending the corporations' and banks' rule over our government. Then reforming our government to work for the 99% and not just the 1%.

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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Change.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Information dissemination.

Knowledge is power. The MSM is owned by three corporations. They specialize in infotainment. They won't tell you anything worth knowing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26805) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Occupy stands "FOR LIFE".

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

And the dignity that should be inherent therein.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26805) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yes - Thank You.

[-] 0 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

That's a little vague. Does that mean that Occupy would have wanted to keep Terri Schaivo alive? Planning to protest outside of womens' health clinics?

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5846) 2 years ago

Protest problems but don't accept responsibility for organizing the means to solving the problems.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Very nice. How about:

Demonstrating the (in)feasibility of an alternative form of governance based on inclusion and consensus-building, through total organizational collapse due to infighting.

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