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  •  On what basis do you tell local OCCUPY GAs... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...what is and is not irrelevant?

    Are you the leader?

    "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

    by ehrenfeucht games on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 08:16:49 AM PST

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      On what basis do you tell local OCCUPY GAs what is and is not irrelevant?

      I am of the 99%.  

      Are you the leader?

      Is anyone?

      I speak for the 99% just as much as anyone.

      •  I value your imput. Thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Do you seriously not see a difference between... (1+ / 0-)
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        joelado

        ...speaking for the demands of your part of the 99%, and you taking it upon yourself to declare the demands of other parts of the 99% to be irrelevant?

        I suppose, however, that such displays of leadership are to be expected once OCCUPY succums to the demand for demands.

        "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

        by ehrenfeucht games on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 09:03:21 AM PST

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        •  Do you seriously think the 99% (1+ / 0-)
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          thinks America is an "empire?"

        •  What do you think we are going out here (1+ / 0-)
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          freezing our butts off, getting socked to the bone in rain? We are just having a grand old party. We sit around singing and drumming and chant things like, "this is what Democracy looks like," and "We are the 99%," because it has a beat and you can dance to it. Now, you ..... we are here to make effective change. Change in our government, social and economic justice, we want our kids to be able to go to college and not be shackled with debt for a third of their lives. We want that people shouldn't have to go bankrupt just to have a medical procedure done. We want to put an end to the heavy cutting that is being done to our schools and our infrastructure. We have demands. That is why we are pissed off and protesting. We have demands. I am trying to put them into some concrete order and list them from the most important to the least. And I am asking for input from all so that we get them right. The demands above are pretty darn universal through out the movement. They don't come from me, they come from websites and posting and my conversations with the people on the ground who are in the front lines of this movement. There are so many voices, but people agree to the top demands on the list.

          BTW. I also wouldn't want to be part of a revolution that wouldn't allow me to dance either.

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