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  •  John Lewis is and was free to speak in turn. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lonely Texan

    He was not denied.
    He understood the process.
    He did not come to speak, he was asked to speak, he could not wait. Yes, there were people upset, I was upset, but it did not deny John Lewis the right to speak.

    Occupy Atlanta is currently occupying a homeless shelter that houses 6-700 homeless mostly AA against potential eviction. Occupy Atlanta has the support of the King Center, Rainbow Push, and many local AA and civil rights groups.

    All of your huffing and puffing is based on watching one video. You were not there to see the talking afterwards, the outreach undertaken, the eventual calming of spirit between all participants, and the positive changes made because of this disagreement.

    So please stfu about Atlanta and John Lewis. We have moved on to much more important business. The people's business.

    Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real. It is time to act. - Al Gore

    by Burned on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 06:10:33 PM PST

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    •  aha! THIS is your "new world" - you tell people (0+ / 0-)

      to "stfu" if they don't agree with you?

      this is why this movement is doomed to fail - it's either the borg or the highway, eh?

      hive mind.

      90% or nothing.

      this is really pathetic in the attempt to stifle individualism and creative thinking.

      please tell me how this is any different than orwell's 1984?

      i keep seeing scenes from that movie every time i hear "MIC CHECK".

      if you can't see that there are MAJOR problems within the formation and current structure of ows, then i feel sorry for you.  

      ows is losing it's political capital and is losing it quickly.  and, that is the real pity here.

      Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 08:12:19 PM PST

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      •  You disassociated yourself (0+ / 0-)

        with a vast national/even international movement because of one asshole in a video?

        •  no, because of a whole LOT of people (1+ / 0-)
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          who were provoking and inciting...  and working to alienate a whole lot of people watching multiple videos.

          there were many - the vast majority who weren't - and those i still support, especially the kids from davis.

          so, don't assume anything about any one else's position - why not ask instead.

          that is how to build movements.  ask - don't tell!

          Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 02:35:53 AM PST

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