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Forum Post: Will you sign Occupy's pledge to fight back? No.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28, 2012, 7:49 p.m. EST by VIWarshawski (2)
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Until the Occupy movement starts advocating for real, substantive policy changes (like the Constitutional Amendment overturning Citizens United) or supports candidates for office, I am done.

Occupy squandered a golden opportunity to affect change and I'm saddened and disgusted by that. Is there a place out there for those of us who believe in the principles of Occupy and really want to get something accomplished? If so, please share.

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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (18079) 2 years ago

Please consider reading the following articles :

e tenebris, lux .

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21355) 2 years ago

I recommend these two articles to help you understand why OWS does not work within the current political structure:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-wall-streets-anarchist-roots/

"Why Are We Striking ? Or to Put it Another Way – What’s Wrong with the World ?" by Mike David : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31215.htm

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

Number 1, is why it won't and number 2 is why it might.

[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

The problem is that "policy changes" will leave us in exactly the same boat, which is up a creek without a paddle.

Occupy cannot effect change; only the working class, the vast majority of Americans, can possibly hope to force change. Occupy's mission, simply stated, is to bring the problems of our society to light and demonstrate a reasonable way to solve them.

[-] 1 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 2 years ago

See ya! Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!

[-] 0 points by JonFromSLC (-107) from West Valley City, UT 2 years ago

I just deleted the email I got. Bunch of wackos.

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

You need to go and start your own thing.

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

So should we all. Then the movement might morph and grow.