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Response to 99Forever (Reply #59)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:43 AM

64. Occupy was a great first start

It needs to morph and return in a new skin.

I think the word "occupy" was a poor choice, sounds like a direct physical takeover, which helped legitimized (in some minds, not in mine, I was thrilled with Occupy, nothing had given me so much hope in a long time) the brutal repression of that movement.

But ultimately, with so many in poverty and prison, and while our country (even under a Dem administration, aaarrrgh) continues to subvert desperately needed changes to head off cataclysmic climate change, you're correct, we have no time to lose, and we can't wait for new political parties, new leaders, constitutional amendments, though we need all of those things, but the world can't wait and we need to act now.

DU seems to fall short on this. It's good at bringing attention to certain events and articles, and for like-minded citizens to support each others' views, but not good at channeling that energy into transformative action. Shame.

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