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Response to ellisonz (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:28 AM

12. If you'll re-read it you'll notice that I didn't advocate not voting -

and I mentioned I volunteered for the 2008 campaign.

The problem is in concentrating all of our efforts on voting. You could have 100% voter turn-out and it's not going to change anything because 1% of the people in this country control nearly 1/2 the wealth. Until we get rid of the capitalism this is what we'll have - too much influence in the hands of a few because that is how the system works.

But if we give Occupy a chance to put pressure on the elite maybe we'll get some changes. That's our only chance, really. Otherwise conditions will get even worse for large segments of this country and then you get to the point where violent revolution becomes an option for people - and I'd really prefer if we can transition in a peaceful way. That may be naive on my part.

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