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Forum Post: If Occupy Wall Street doesn't focus on Wall Street, who will?

Posted 1 year ago on March 18, 2013, 3:12 p.m. EST by toobighasfailed (117)
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I've spent a lot of time in OWS-related forums and I typically see less and less focus on Wall Street. Very little on the JPMorgan hearing last Friday, very little on Senator Brown and Vitter's renewed call to break up the banks, very little on the upcoming 80-year anniversary of Glass-Steagall (and its correlative calls to restore it).

What is going on? If Occupy Wall Street doesn't focus on Wall Street, who will?

There's is something enormously problematic with the phrase "Occupy Everything." In essence it's meaningless. Or, I should say, it means "Occupy Nothing." Time will continue to pass and we will continue to see ZERO meaningful reforms on Wall Street, unless a group of concerned citizens focus on these problems and demand that they change.

Occupy Wall Street is the perfect name for such a group of concerned citizens, but if Occupy Wall Street doesn't focus on Wall Street, who will?

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[-] 1 points by shooz (26712) 1 year ago

Few around here seem to know what it is and what it does.

It's a mystery of the invisible hand.

[-] 1 points by mideast (506) 1 year ago

I think you make a good point, but one of Occupy's failings is a lot of talk and not enough PRODUCTIVE action.
The ONLY way we are going to get GS back is by pushing the people in congress, but many in OWS want non-political solutions.
We need to elect pro-99% people - and that almost always means D.