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  •  Is it? Mr. Lewis will always and foremost be (0+ / 0-)

    a civil rights leader, a tireless worker for equality.

    Why is he being defined as only one thing?

    He's one of an unfortunately dying group of those who risked everything for social and economic justice, the very things OWS is about.  Part of what was so shocking about the way his presence at OA was handled was how all those years of fighting for the ignored, the hurt, the hungry, the devalued, seemed to be ignored.

    He was instead reduced to some caricature of a "politician."

    And I just don't understand how that helps anything, especially OWS.

    There is only so much time for OWS to bring in those who can offer a depth and breadth of experience that will make a profound difference. That will help OWS move forward more powerfully and far more inclusively. I would assume that a focus on inclusively would be a major part of OWS. If it's not, there's some serious thinking that badly needs to be done.

    If corporations are people, then I want to see some birth certificates and talk to their parents.

    by Onomastic on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 05:31:08 AM PDT

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    •  That's just it (1+ / 0-)
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      Congressman Lewis isn't simply one thing. And different people are going to see that differently.

      Also, let's not paint this incident with a broad brush. There were those of #OccupyAtlanta that absolutely wanted Lewis to speak because of that civil rights history. So let's not go there and say that the participants of #Occupy Atanta are all going to be defined by one thing or in one way, either.

      •  Truth. I did generalize and should know better. (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks for pointing that out.

        If corporations are people, then I want to see some birth certificates and talk to their parents.

        by Onomastic on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 08:29:17 AM PDT

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