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  •  Right now the rwers are trying to find a label (8+ / 0-)

    that is icky and sticks. And so they are throwing all kinds of things - product of acorn, antisemetic, pot smokers, and they haven't figured out that blanket accusations don't do much other than confuse people.

    It has helped, I think, that there are leaders galore and so targeting one doesn't do the trick.

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain

    by glitterscale on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 08:54:30 PM PDT

    •  Yes But You're Thinking Mostly of the Visible (3+ / 0-)

      leaders and pundits.

      What this is about is the behind the scenes activity. For those of us who've seen what they can do first hand, it's not trivial and it doesn't go away because they have a bad news day or week for their side.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 09:10:32 PM PDT

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    •  One way the OWS movement has an advantage... (4+ / 0-)
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      Empower Ink, Sandino, glitterscale, semiot

      that the anti-war movement didn't have in its nascent stage back in 1968 is the fact that the media has already legitimized OWS to a great extent.

      Despite occasional, plaintiff cries of "What are their demands?" and "Who's their leader?" most of the talking heads in the -- not Fox -- traditional media have come out and agreed with the general rationale of the movement, i.e., vast wealth inequality, a broken political system, and the lack of CEO accountability for purposely crashing the economy.

      I think this is a hopeful time. I'm very optimistic. Despite a few setbacks, with a little bit of luck, perseverance, and more unintentional help from feckless, tone-deaf city officials, this movement will be successful. And, hopefully, we will accomplish this mission in less time than it took the anti-war protesters four decades ago.

      Solidarity forever

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