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  •  The corporate media says they are losers and (0+ / 0-)

    should just give up and go home. Yet they don't.

    And they aren't "begging" anyone for anything. They are asking their army of supporters to bring pressure on the media, which is not the same thing as begging. It's a show of power.

    Have you not read Gene Sharp?

    Truly the destruction of the earth only results from the destitution of its inhabitants, and its inhabitants become destitute only when rulers concern themselves with amassing wealth. Caliph Ali, 7th century

    by SadieB on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 04:04:51 PM PDT

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    •  Hoping, begging, praying, asking, wishing, (0+ / 0-)

      looking forward to, seeking, wanting, willing, demanding.

      Whatever.

      If they lose the battle of perception and message they will be home soon.

      •  It's not about perception, it's about reality. (0+ / 0-)

        I guess you and I are just not going to see eye to eye on this.

        There is a real world outside this Plato's cave of shadows called "the media." That real world matters.

        All power is social power, it comes from people. We give it to rulers and we can take it back. What you are watching in OWS is people taking back their power.

        The media will fight against them every inch, because the media serves the rulers, but it doesn't mean they will win.

        Truly the destruction of the earth only results from the destitution of its inhabitants, and its inhabitants become destitute only when rulers concern themselves with amassing wealth. Caliph Ali, 7th century

        by SadieB on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 04:46:30 PM PDT

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