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Forum Post: Occupy...Homework Is The Answer

Posted 1 year ago on April 23, 2013, 1:06 p.m. EST by nickm11 (27)
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Yesterday I wrote an article called, Occupy... Great Idea, But Missed The Mark.

I think most readers missed my point. It's not just pickets in the streets, it's homework. It's keeping track of who has lunch or dinner with whom. It's adding up the contributions that match the votes in Congress. It's doing the grunt footwork and paperwork that puts two and two together. It's raising the money that allows Occupy to tell the story.

What Occupy should be about is gathering the information that opens the eyes of voters about who and what they've elected. Who is really or not really representing the American citizen and for what or who their elected really represents and then, informing the voter.

It's not just about picket signs and people in the streets, it's about finding ways to provide that information to the voter. You want to elect people who really represent us? That takes money, dedication and.....HOMEWORK!

I guess the question is, can Occupy make that change? If not, IMHO, most of their efforts is a waste of time.

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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13630) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by shooz (17947) 1 year ago

I get yelled at, and called names for doing my homework.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-michigan-matters/

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13630) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

that just indicates you are on the right track

[-] 1 points by shooz (17947) 1 year ago

Except that these threads get buried as fast as ALEC threads these days. To the point that I post them in lame threads like this one, in hopes of some level of exposure.

For instance. http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/04/michigan-republicans-introduce-cut-and-pasted-alec-forced-privatization-legislation.html

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13630) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

First you have to sell the concept to a bunch of college kids and anarchists that the government itself has value.

That will be a difficult challenge I think. It might be easier to get them invested in tearing it apart. In that sense, OWS has the potential to be a fine, if less than precise, surgical tool.

No doubt, the patient is gravely ill, and in need of some intensive medical intervention . . .

[-] 1 points by nickm11 (27) 1 year ago

I think you underestimate our youth.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13630) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13630) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

In general? or the ones you are apt to find at an OWS GA?