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  •  Isn't that what the black bloc does though? (2+ / 0-)
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    netop, G2geek

    Occupy promotes themselves as non-violent. They say they represent the 99%.  And then a small group of people who disagree withthe wants and needs of others comes in anyway and imposes their will.  I'm sure the very same justifications that run through the minds of the 1% when they are going against the best interests and will of the 99% are the same. Most notably that, despite what others say about it, it is in "their" best interests for me to do what I want.  I have a problem with any group that seeks to impose their will on me--no matter how well-thought out they think their reason is.

    “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you...” - Maya Angelou

    by stellaluna on Fri May 04, 2012 at 09:22:57 AM PDT

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    •  Tactically, I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie, G2geek

      Black Bloc tactics should maintain a separation of time or space from those who don't want to be around it.  I'm not sure how much this has actually been the case, not being in a city where these things are happening.  It's hard to tell if the 'Blocs have been during and at Occupy events (which would probably be a violation of consent), split away from them (maintaining separation of space), or just followed by a bunch of clueless people (can hardly blame 'Bloc for that).

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