I tire of OWS.
First, OWS lacks a leadership that makes concrete proposals for reform. It has nothing to say about the jobs bill, extending unemployment insurance, or the proposed Wall Street transaction tax. Some in OWS may have a lot to say, but OWS does not. Because it has no leadership.
Somewhere along the line, OWS became more interested in OWS than the 99%. Rather than regarding its increasingly ineffective means of organization as an impediment to achieving real goals, OWS regards itself as an end in itself.
I, along with the vast majority of the 99%, are not interested in reorganizing society or revolutionary change. We care little about OWS's process. We want results.
Second, when I and others point this out, we are either dismissed or enjoined to come on down to a GA. Well, we don't want to participate in OWS. We are partisan reform Democrats.
Third, when we point this out, we are often attacked in the most juvenile and dishonest manner. Few supporters of OWS call out these purile attacks. Many support them.
This is not a way to win people over to your cause.
These three make me skeptical about OWS. The thing that makes me sick of it is how OWS supporters come here, to this partisan Democratic reform blog, proudly proclaim they are not Democrats and then accuse critique of OWS as attempts to 'co-opt' their "movement."
While the truth is, they are trying to co-opt this site. This partisan Democratic Reform blog, which is about electing
more and better Dems.
That is why I tire of OWS.