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  •  You're so much smarter than the rest of us ... (0+ / 0-)

    You get it.

    You understand.

    We don't.

    Fuck us! (Liberals, Democrats, Kossaks, whatever)

    And if that's not what you mean to put out ...

    "check yourself before you wreck yourself."

    Just sayin'.
    •  Snark right? (1+ / 0-)
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      Claudius Bombarnac

      I'm just looking to start an interesting discussion and so many of you see a slight deviation from orthodoxy as the end of the world. This has nothing to do with me--I don't care what you think of my intelligence--I'm just an artist and musician who read too many books as a kid.

      •  Now wait a minute (1+ / 0-)
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        kurt

        Above you said you wanted to stir the hornets nest:

        But it's always interesting to stir the hornets nest to check where we are

        Now you're trying to start an "interesting discussion" (which evidently consists of insulting the people who bothered to read your diary).

        Which is it?

        You will never know what it’s like to work on a farm until your hands are raw, just so people can have fresh marijuana. Jack Handey

        by skohayes on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 05:04:01 PM PST

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      •  No, not snark ... I'm genuinely turned off by you (1+ / 0-)
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        kurt

        The OWS movment has assiduously avoided  empowering  "spokesmen" and has made a great point of not issuing manifestos.

        And here you are, presenting THE definitive Manifesto.

        As for "just looking to start an interesting discussion "  it doesn't come across as that,  so much as it comes across as a showcase of your own individual ideas and judgments.  It's not the START of a discussion ... it's the Laying of the Law By One Who Knows ALL the Answers -- which is the END of any discussion.

        It's what we used to call "an ego trip."

        Sure, there's plenty of good ideas buried in there, somewhere.   But taken as a whole,  this authoritarianly-toned opus strikes me as being exactly 180 degrees opposite from  "what OWS means to me."

        And since  the OWS is the first really hopeful political development I've seen in a very very long time --  I don't much appreciate your attempt to "speak for the movement" any more than I enjoy the self-regarding tone you employ while doing it.

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