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  •  angstall told you what 3 things in the comment (3+ / 0-)
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    you apparently didn't read:

    (1)You told protesters to forget the polls. (2)You asked what change was good change? (3)You told them they would be marginalized.

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    by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:24:06 AM PST

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    •  No, I got that, but I don't see how those three (1+ / 0-)
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      things were things I got wrong.

      A warning about the relevance of polls about an undefined position remains relevant. And it wasn't something I think can be argued that I got "wrong." I addressed this in my response above.

      Nor is a question about what change was good change. I don't understand how a question itself can even be wrong. I still have that question. How are the lives of everyday people improving from OWS activities? I still think that's a very relevant question, that I have not received a satisfactory answer to. But the question itself isn't wrong. That just doesn't make sense.

      As for being marginalized, I think that's debatable. I don't think the powers that be are really taking OWS seriously. And I certainly don't see a lot of support from the powers that be to enact concrete changes proposed by OWS groups. In my view, that's kinda being marginalized. I think back to the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. Big protests, but the WTO just kinda continued on... That's what I think the fate of OWS will ultimately be.

      And again, I feel the need to clarify that I have a lot of similar goals as those of you participating in OWS protests; it is just that I don't think this "occupation" tactic will be successful at achieving those goals and may be counter-productive to achieving those goals.

      The obvious answers are wrong. That's why we aren't doing them already.

      by atheistben on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:52:22 AM PST

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