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Forum Post: Why Occupy? A government/economics teacher explains

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 2, 2012, 10:13 a.m. EST by Renaye (522)
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A gem I found this morning;

Why Occupy? A government/economics teacher explains Carl Herman January 31, 2012

{“Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune.” – Aristotle, Politics, Book V. 350 B.C.E.}

{“The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.” – “Abraham Lincoln, [September 16-17, 1859] (Notes for Speech in Kansas and Ohio),” Page 2.}

“Occupy is a non-violent 2nd American Revolution. Revolution is from the Latin, revolutio, a “turn around” of political power. Occupy is turning around the 1%’s political power from criminal wars and rigged-casino economics to create policies for 100% of humanity.

Occupy will succeed because Americans are recognizing central factual claims are easily verified as objective data. Indeed, once obfuscating spin is removed, the facts are not contested and therefore uncontroversial.

Occupy’s victory will follow a sudden and resounding “emperor has no clothes” experience…”




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