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  •  geeze.... if those who got lucky to be front- (0+ / 0-)

    seaters hadn't taken the opportunity, we wouldn't be where we are today.

    Why is this such a repugnant thought to you?

    •  And.... I personally think it's too soon.... (0+ / 0-)

      to characterize the broader movement as anything.

      I think you forget that many, many young people will be much more open to at least some anarchic ideas.  For instance, think a case could be made that growing up on the internet impacts how one views horizantal leaderless leadership.  

    •  This is getting obtuse. (1+ / 0-)
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      You made a false characterization.  OWS is not an anarchist movement.  You know that, I know that, and the anarchists obviously know that given how badly they're chafing under even the minimal structure being imposed on Occupy activities by GAs.  I credit Adbusters for finding a resonant message, social media for spreading it, and the American people for responding positively.  A few of the people who have contributed to the growth of the movement are anarchists.  But it was not anarchists around which that movement coalesced - they were present just as they'd been at countless other demonstrations, regardless of their content, because they are simply attracted to the overall concept of protest.  And that is benign enough under most circumstances, but this movement isn't about them and never was.  Most of them seem okay with that fact.

      Democracy? You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

      by Troubadour on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 09:42:31 AM PST

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