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View Diary: I wasn't in favor of OWS. Now I am. (206 comments)

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  •  Thank you for this honest diary. (1+ / 0-)
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    And also to the commenters who have added richly to the mix.

    I have been supportive of OWS since I discovered it.  Because I have known for a long time what you have just discovered.  The political system that we have assumed to work for us has been slowly but relentlessly taken over (partly because of our own negligence) by corporate power.

    Something reached a tipping point, finally, this year, and OWS managed to catch the wave and begin to honestly help the citizens of this country articulate and converse about that which they were, finally, painfully experiencing.

    At this point, in my opinion, it's the honest conversation that really matters. It's the creation of a space in which that conversation can take place.  Within the framework of recognizing the systemic forces that are creating the oppressive and unjust imbalance of economic inequality.  That structure has been, until now, kept invisible by the powers that be.  OWS provides the space within which the Citizens can finally talk about it.  And confront it.  The two go hand in hand.  Action + Reflection.


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