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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-12 05:11 PM
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The latest Occupy impostors
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 08:14 AM PDT
Two groups claiming to represent America's youth are, in fact, fronts for phony D.C. centrism
By Daniel Denvir and Adam Goldstein

Tens of thousands of young people took to parks, streets and banks last fall to demand an end to the laissez-faire political order that permitted financial titans to bankrupt the economy and deny us a chance at finding decent jobs.

Half a year later, a collection of young people backed by major foundations and companies like Dell are promoting two new organizations, Campaign for Young America and Fix Young America. In a recent profile, the New York Times touts the groups as advocacy groups for jobless youth on the order of the AARP or NRA. They are, the Times claims, younger siblings of Occupy Wall Street, but with a nonpartisan agenda, more centralized leadership and one specific mission: to help young people find jobs.

But dont be fooled. This is Occupy as reconfigured in the subconscious of Thomas Friedman: The countrys problems can be solved by promoting technological wizardry and unleashing the potential of everyones inner risk-taker in a sink or swim economy. Think Americans Elect, for kids.

The Campaign for Young America is backed by Young Invincibles, an inside-the-Beltway organization backing the healthcare reform law and tied to a number of mainstream liberal groups. Fix Young America is a product of something called the Young Entrepreneur Council, which seeks to help rebuild the economy by unleashing an entrepreneurial revolution in America. The latter has a book of proposals out today with a vision to restore the American dream by teaching young people JavaScript; giving student loan forgiveness if the students are entrepreneurs who start businesses that create jobs and teaching entrepreneurship to ALL young Americans, including at-risk youth.

More: http://www.salon.com/2012/05/09/the_latest_occupy_impos... /

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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-12 05:29 PM
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1. Thanks for the info.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 01:46 PM
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3. You're welcome!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-12 05:59 PM
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2. We saw it coming. We knew all kinds of people would attempt to
infiltrate, co-opt, pretend to be, etc.

We are turning into some creepy folk.

Or maybe we always were and I just didn't notice?
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 01:47 PM
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4. I think creeps get attracted to opportunity for influence...
Edited on Thu May-10-12 01:48 PM by ellisonz
...so they can spread their creep. The only real solution is to make the movement so blindingly effective that their darkness does not show.

Ever read The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer?

Good Look at Creeps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Armies_of_the_Night
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