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  •  How is this an actual dilemma? (0+ / 0-)

    If we have Occupy Wall Street, we can't register people to vote?  

    A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

    by Troubadour on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 08:05:25 AM PST

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    •  Why are you grasping at straws? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  A question best addressed to you. (0+ / 0-)

        Why exactly are you threatened by Americans standing up for themselves?

        A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

        by Troubadour on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 08:31:18 AM PST

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    •  I've seen no indication that Occupy is Even (4+ / 0-)
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      ...contemplating registering people to vote, let alone advocating voting for Obama and the Democrats.

      So far, they have, though, kept their rhetorical attacks directed at Wall Street, Corporations, etc, without directly attacking Obama and the Party, or explicitly calling for electoral boycott or splitting the vote, either, it seems, for the most part, so I have lent some support, as has even the Prez.

      Occupy seems to display a remarkable degree of...restraint, in that regard, given that many or most of the groups and individuals actually involved seem to be of the anti-Democratic left milieu.

      I recently saw a report that an Occupy group in...Iowa? or someplace, had "occupied" an Obama for President storefront office, in a mall, or something.

      If that kind of jive persists, I won't support it, and will feel compelled to criticize it, as I do here, when people bring anti-Democratic attacks.

      If they want to target Republicans, and even Blue Dogs, that's fine with me.

      They don't even have to explicitly support Obama and "teh Dems", but to whatever extent they resort to, or even insinuate an electoral boycott or splitting line, I will consider that a very serious counter-revolutionary...error.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 12:19:55 PM PST

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      •  I agree. (0+ / 0-)

        But that's not really the subject.

        A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

        by Troubadour on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 06:52:36 PM PST

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