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Forum Post: where are we going from here

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 5:39 p.m. EST by futervest (-1)
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I love the concept of Occupy Wall street never in the past has any protest stirred up so many people on a world wide scale. This has the potential to change the world in the next 5 years. But where is it going from here, are there any plans, to further this worthy effort. From what I am seeing on here it is mostly talk. I welcome comments on how you and others plan to move forward. Also were this protest is going. Many are calling it a revolution. But a revolution is more than just talk it requires action. What actions are this movement taking.



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[-] 1 points by DuduTraderBOVESPA (11) from Rio de Janeiro, RJ 12 years ago

Pecadores devem seguir remando e orando de joelhos!

O pior ainda está por vir..........

[-] 1 points by sickmint79 (516) from Grayslake, IL 12 years ago
[-] 1 points by MeAndWeThePeople (59) from Chicago, IL 12 years ago

Let the movement grow larger before trying to crystalize an agenda.

[-] 1 points by DSams (-71) 12 years ago

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Congratulations! You are successfully focusing public attention on the root cause of our political ills. Moreover, you are doing so with dignity and grace -- qualities which will not only influence more people, but make it far harder for the Establishment and their political agents to employ their normal repressive methods. You occupy the moral high ground; do not give it up no matter the provocation.

But, as surely you must know, this act is only the first in a long drama. The system you protest is robust and designed to withstand challenge. The banks and corporations from whom you wish to wrest power are well organized and have, over many long years, fully institutionalized their political and social controls. Our adversaries have waged class war for well over a century, have much invested, and everything to lose -- a long and difficult struggle lies ahead.

With this in mind, now is the time to consider and shape a second act, even as the first continues to unfold. To be successful, this act must not only engender widespread protest but also dramatically enumerate that discontent. Or else, as is happening already, your efforts will simply be dismissed as theatric, but essentially meaningless, commentary by an insignificant fringe of malcontents.

And therein lies the essential contradiction -- the only undeniable measure of and outlet for public discontent is the ballot box. Yet elite control of both political parties makes this a futile exercise. Past well-organized and powerful protest movements were defused and broken by an electoral process dominated by party candidates. Third parties have, historically, been marginalized and had little practical effect. Moreover, time is short -- the next election is barely a year away.

But what might happen if you inject some unpredictability into this well ordered system? If you explicitly reject both party's candidates? What will their media report on election night if millions of us join your protest by writing in "None of the Above" on our ballots?

What might happen indeed...

[-] 1 points by DuduTraderBOVESPA (11) from Rio de Janeiro, RJ 12 years ago

Os pecadores devem seguir remando!

[-] 1 points by arjang1a (54) 12 years ago

nowhere, because if people dont all unite and say one message:

Request for a resource based economy

We are all fuked. Not just you and I, but the politiicans, their children, the bankers, their children etc etc

You see, this cancer we call the monetary system wont let go unless eevryone is dead and the entire planet's systems of ecology have all ceased to exist

Watch zeitgeist the film series please and join the zeitgeist movement on their website