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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:16 PM
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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.

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