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  •  Eh, (0+ / 0-)

        copt in, copt out, copt all around.
         What's new? Neo ?

    March AGAINST monsatanOHagentorange 3/25/13 a time warp

    by 3rock on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 10:59:50 PM PDT

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    •  The point is (2+ / 0-)
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      if we want to actually have viable movements we need to not shut people out from the starting gate.

      "You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind." -Morpheus, The Matrix

      by Sarenth on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 11:18:57 PM PDT

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      •  My friend (0+ / 0-)

            I so totally agree with you. The many many reasons the physical Occupy failed.
             co-opt in, co-opt out, co-opt all around.
             Two of the many that stand out to me at 62 years old:
            1st: The old liberals who had blown it big climate time, i.e. the 2000 election downing Al Gore. Occupy became their cause, their salvation. Instead of listen to the younger gens. Their argument at GA that only they deserved to be at the front of the cart of the old, been there done that "Cart before the Horse" and the argument of the many causes; No they deserved to be at the front of the cart, who fell for salvation, to justify. The horse wandered off. The cart became firewood. The idea still lives on in the thoughts and spirits of many.
            2nd: It still blows my mind, I don't have an Occupy, 99% t-shirt. That the entire movement did not make simple t-shirts for the people and some of what the currency of the moment is, $.
             Follow ME, an understatement.
             The reason is Occupy was so thoroughly infiltrated. The physical wasn't the most important. No big deal.
             The idea lives on.

        March AGAINST monsatanOHagentorange 3/25/13 a time warp

        by 3rock on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:42:29 AM PDT

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        •  Thought I'd throw a curveball in (0+ / 0-)

              I lived in SF in 83 or 84 (memory)
              There was this homeless crazy person, I'd see from the bus, who would go into busy traffic & stand in front of cars yelling;
              "Only I am god. No one else can be god because only I am god."
              The last time I saw him, one leg was all bandaged up, he was limping but still in front of cars yelling.
              Not to make light of, I felt sorry for him but at the same time thought, couldn't be good for the ego.
              The amount of times since then, I've been in a discussion and "only I'' pops in :)
              Insane as the homeless……  I truly am :)

          March AGAINST monsatanOHagentorange 3/25/13 a time warp

          by 3rock on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:35:58 AM PDT

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