You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #97: It has a clear, coherent message: America's plutonomy/kleptocracy is grossly unfair. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:16 PM
Response to Reply #94
97. It has a clear, coherent message: America's plutonomy/kleptocracy is grossly unfair.
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 05:20 PM by No Elephants
As far as established leadership, I have two seemingly contradictory comments. (1) There is more leadership than you are led to believe. Hang out at an occupied site for a while and that will become evident. (2) they are trying to be democratic (a democracy, NOT a republic) which means one person, one vote, not a leader and followers.

I believe the participation by all is what may help keep them at sites all over the country, day after day, despite all that is happening to them. In any event, it works for them and they are the ones making all the sacrifices for the rest of the 99%. So, thank you is all I have to say about them.

As far as concrete answers, I disagree that it is the job of the occupiers to come up with those. Besides, lack of answers is not the issue. Lack of willingness by legislators has been the issue.

The people in charge of making laws know exactly what the concrete answers are because they know exactly how they got us into this mess. They ran to come up with concrete answers. They have staffs and libraries and lawyers and consultants. They know how to do what needs to be done. They just don't do it.

This movement has been remarkably successful in an amazingly short period of time, doing exactly what they are doing. In August, all the nation was talking about was budgets and deficits and how much more could be taken from the poor, elderly and disabled. They shifted our national conversation dramatically, doing just what they are doing.

Nonetheless, people keep wanting them to follow a model that got us into this mess in the first place.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC