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  •  Uh, Jt - I am one of them. I speak with Occupiers (1+ / 0-)
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    everywhere.  They aren't all white people, and in fact, from what I have seen, they represent a nearly perfect ethnic representation - meaning the number of people from any ethnic group that appears at an Occupy is equal to the same percentages of ethnic groups as they are represented in the Country as a whole.  I have yet to meet even a single racist at an Occupy.  Paulites do show up with their signs - and they have been trying to co-opt the movement since the beginning.  They have failed.  Paulites are simply tolerated, not a guiding force.  I don't meet too many actual Republicans at the GA's, but like any American, all are welcome to join and speak their peace.  No one is excluded - even Paulites.  Most folks I have spoken to at the many Occupies I have attended are just as disgusted with Paulites as we are.

    Occupy is calling out our entire government, from the top to the bottom.  This isn't a racist issue, and never was for OWS.  Many are just like me - very liberal.  You are making unwarranted assumptions.

    I had to hold my tongue and re-write this several times so that my point comes across without the very angry response that popped into my head first.

    As Progressive Democrats, we have asked the question, "Why are people not in the streets over this?", over and over.  Well, now the People ARE in the streets, and they seem to be fighting for the good of all Americans.  We are doing something, rather than just griping about the status quo.  We are trying to change that status.  OWS is not the Tea Party.  In fact, it is the antithesis of it.  Paulites were found in abundance at Tea Party rallies - so is the Tea Party the party of Ron Paul???  They seem to latch on to anything public to try and get seen and heard.  And, that is because their message isn't popular with most Americans - and few Occupiers.  Paulistas do NOT represent OWS.

    Try going to a GA and listening.

    #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

    by Evolutionary on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 02:49:33 PM PST

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