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  •  Bravo on your closing graph: (2+ / 0-)
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    Justina, shaharazade

    I'll repost it here for emphasis...

    This may be a sign of the success of the Occupy movement not having a concrete set of demands. If they did, Fox and for that matter 80 percent of the pundits in the country, including plenty of "moderates" and weenie liberals, would have gone to work explaining how crazy the demands were. As it is, Occupy Wall Street is expressing anger that the majority of Americans share at how unequal and imbalanced our economy is, how our economy and politics seem to work for Wall Street no matter the damage Wall Street inflicts on the rest of us. And it's damned hard for a pundit to talk people out of that. That's why stereotyping the protesters as dirty hippies is all they've got.

    emphasis mine.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 03:40:53 PM PDT

    •  Agree Absolutely! (1+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl

      The fact that the Occupy Wall Street movement has resisted the pundits seemingly insatiable craving for a "list of demands" is wonderful.  After the self-organizing of millions of angry Americans has progressed, its "demands", if any, will express the ideas of millions of Americans about what kind of society they want to live in and how they intend to bring it about.

      Right now, the movement is in the process of incorporating millions of supporters into its ranks.  If participatory democracy can be sustained, it will ultimately express the will of the majority who will then have the organizational strength to make what are now dreams into reality.

      Convict Bush, Cheney and their torture cabal. Support single-payer health care,unions, and WikiLeaks.

      by Justina on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 05:30:48 PM PDT

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      •  I would say (0+ / 0-)

        if participatory democracy can be revived. Right now we have no democracy no representation, we've got tweedle dee or tweedle dum. Take your pick either way your screwed. the majority are consistently ignored or reviled by the Democrats. The majority does not give a rats ass about deficit's or wealth creation with trickle down , The majority knows whats going on and they don't  like it in fact it is intolerable.  Our electoral political system is so oblivious and arrogant that they think the people will give their consent to a bi-partisan agenda that offers us nothing but an intolerable choice. How do we the Democratic voters get a party that actually represents us.    

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