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  •  The Occupy "movement"... (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, scurrvydog

    ...never came close to anything.  Many couldn't even articulate why they were there, or may have been there for vastly different reasons or for no reason.  And no one even close to being a leader.

    Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

    by dov12348 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:23:04 AM PST

    •  I strongly disagree. (10+ / 0-)

      Occupy brought the extremities of income inequality into the  light of day for public discussion.  Before Occupy, it wasn't a subject anyone was talking about.  Many people were completely unaware of it.

      Occupy literally changed the subject for the presidential election.  

      I've never understood people's obsession with a leader for Occupy.  Considering what they have done to Bradley Manning and others, it's pretty obvious that any "leaders" for Occupy would have become immediate targets of the regime that now operates without habeus corpus, constitutional limits or conscience.

      Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

      by Gustogirl on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:55:24 AM PST

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      •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

        You are talking results, which on reflection I can't disagree with; I do stand by my thoughts on individual motivations.

        On leadership:  Your points are taken but if it was to turn into anything truly revolutionary they'd need at least one.

        Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

        by dov12348 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:09:16 AM PST

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      •  After reading about the FBI files, (2+ / 0-)
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        I believe that it was a very good thing that there were no real identifiable leaders of the Occupy Movement. It is shocking that our own government had contingency plans to assassinate the leaders of Occupy!  I do not believe that anyone in the Occupy movement had considered that possibility, but IMHO, those who were behind the birth of Occupy understood that if there were identifiable leaders, it would be much easier for the powers that be to stop the movement by arresting and jailing the leaders.  

        I consistently find that those who criticize Occupy fail to understand that it was not a "political" movement in the traditional sense, but it is a social movement.  Occupy may not be as visible now as it was a year ago, but its impact is still with us.  Occupy became the starting point for making people more conscious of little say we have in the decisions that affect each of us on a daily basis. Occupy served to make people aware of the real issue of corporate power in the US.  Education and awareness leads to power for the people as we saw in the recent election.  And that is probably the single greatest gift of the Occupy movement to date.

        "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

        by gulfgal98 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:21:05 AM PST

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    •  i disagree (5+ / 0-)

      i think the occupy movement was a hair away from making them act to protect themselves from pitchforks. Making them respond is the purpose of a protest. We say the government is fascist? Make them show their fascist actions. That i think is the clearest way to open peoples eyes, to show them what the government is actually about. And that takes making them react to you.

      Strike! Without our work they have absolutely nothing...

      by discontent73 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:58:41 AM PST

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