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  •  This is not CT. It is reality and I applaud... (17+ / 0-)

    anyone willing to call the PTB what they are: corporate fascists.

    But the history has not yet been written. And it doesn't have to end in complete dystopia. I think people like Gandhi and MLK proved that.

    We meet these social injustices with continued vigil -- of the nonviolent type. People need to realize that a couple of months of protesting by OWS was simply not enough. We need to exercise resolve and perseverance.

    For one thing, we can't camp out in public spaces for any extended length of time. That accomplished some positive media exposure at first but the public soon turned against OWS. Instead, I believe we need to take the 'flash mob' approach, using social media to set up random times and locations for protesters to show up.

    It will take time. This is the struggle of our lifetimes. But as long as protesters aren't stationary -- or violent -- the public will eventually take our side, turning against the heavy-handed reaction of the police.

    My two-cents anyway.

    "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone" - John Maynard Keynes

    by markthshark on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:45:39 PM PDT

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    •  I too believe that we don't have to accept the (10+ / 0-)

      imposition of a corporate fascist state.

    •  Try this on Facebook & they will block you at (3+ / 0-)
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      least temporarily.  Yeah, that can happen on major campaigns.

      Zuckerburg, Keystone, the Administation.  Standing together.

      Do it anyway, but if you're successful.  .  .  .  

                                                      Brave New World.

      Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world..-- Jack Layton

      by sturunner on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:59:45 AM PDT

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    •  I thought, at first, (0+ / 1-)
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      that The Powers That Be were going to confront Occupy head on . . . a battle TPTB would have ultimately lost (in the court of public opinion).  But, whether through clever planning or simply because they weren't ready they didn't . . . and Occupy destroyed itself for them, by linking, even identifying, itself with street trash and black bloc.

      Given a choice between the guys who break into cars, smash windows and piss in the street and "the fascist police state" most people will side with the cops.  The "enduring image" of Occupy is pigsty "encampments" that the vast majority of people do not want in their neighborhood, or their future.  It was, and is, not the way to build a "movement" . . .

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Mon May 13, 2013 at 06:17:07 AM PDT

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      •  HR "street trash" (4+ / 0-)

        We don't call the homeless trash here.

        •  you can try to hide the truth (0+ / 0-)

          but it won't go away

          Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

          by Deward Hastings on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:03:20 AM PDT

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        •  Have to disagree with you somewhat on this. (2+ / 0-)
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          I think "street trash" was synonymous with "the guys who break into cars, smash windows and piss in the street" -- a demographic that may overlap somewhat with the homeless, but isn't really synonymous with it.  

          However, I am curious as to what "black bloc" means.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:07:15 AM PDT

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          •  Those are not street people. (1+ / 0-)
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            If you think they are you have a MSM understanding of them.

            And as you see above the commenter doubled down.

            •  I'm going to remain agnostic (0+ / 0-)

              with both up- and downrates on the matter until I know more about the folks involved.

              Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

              by corvo on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:18:09 AM PDT

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            Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11 + Trusted Users have a responsibility to police the general tenor... Hunter 5/26/06

            by indycam on Mon May 13, 2013 at 08:23:14 AM PDT

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          •  "black bloc" (1+ / 0-)
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            is the term used both in the press and on the street (in the Bay Area at least) for self-identified "anarchists" typically regarded as responsible for most of the violence and vandalism at "demonstrations".  Many protest groups reject their presence and tactic . . . "Occupy" didn't, and lost a lot of respect, and support, because of it.

            Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

            by Deward Hastings on Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:13:36 PM PDT

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          •  visit San Francisco . . . (0+ / 0-)

            out of the roughly one million people who live, work or shop there you'll find roughly one million who know exactly what it means, will recount a personal experience, and can direct you to a location where you can see for yourself.  And you're correct, it's not synonymous with "homeless".

            Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

            by Deward Hastings on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:02:10 PM PDT

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