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  •  You're burying the lede: (1+ / 0-)
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    Roger Fox

    Great comment, Charlie, but you buried the lede:

    Without PUBLIC SPACE there is NO PUBLIC SPHERE.  Without a PUBLIC SPHERE there is no PUBLIC DISCOURSE.  Without PUBLIC DISCOURSE there is no DEMOCRACY.

    This is it in a nutshell: The 1% has occupied the political space with the power of money--and is allowed to occupy that space 24/7. In response,  the Occupiers gathered in (supposedly) public space (under both the rights to free speech and to freely assemble) as a physical presence that functions as a metaphor for the lack of inclusion of the broader public in the democratic process.

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