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    perhaps have considered. No doubt it could have been much more. Still, Occupy was, hands down, the most successful protest I've ever seen or been part of since I was a teenager and became politically active (80s).

    As a movement, rather than a protest, it could have been much much more than it was, but nevertheless accomplished some things that I am very glad were accomplished.  Americans talking to each other in a public space not mediated by the media about their economic problems? Unheard of, before Occupy (at least anywhere I've ever lived). Communities being formed of a bunch of strangers? Again, nearly unheard of.  A Presidential campaign altering its rhetoric because of a protest? Also unheard of.  And, last but not least, don't forget this:

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:53:01 PM PST

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