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  •  So is it a movement, or isn't it? (3+ / 0-)
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    I guess, according to the DoJ, "Occupy Everything" doesn't express the random wish of Mr. Scott. It denotes a movement.
    Back in late 2011 during Occupy's heyday, those who suggested that Occupy wasn't a political movement, that they weren't very clear in what they wanted in terms of political or social change, or that they weren't an organization because they lacked, well, organization, risked receiving the gift of a donut for their comments.

    But now that someone is removed from the Supreme Court building after refusing to remove their pro-Occupy jacket, which the Supreme Court's security officers said represented a movement or an organization (something that is not allowed within the Supreme Court building), it's suddenly not a movement or an organization but rather "the random wish of Mr. Scott"?

    You're going to have to choose: Either Occupy is an organization or a movement, in which case the fair application of the rules required that Mr. Scott remove his jacket, or it isn't an organization or a movement, in which case those who fought like hell on this site and elsewhere to defend their claim that it was an organized movement should be preparing their mea culpas.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:48:52 AM PST

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