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View Diary: "Prosecutorial Gaps": The People Vs. The Justice Department (240 comments)

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  •  Is that what this post is about? (5+ / 0-)

    Is this post simply about expressing outrage that the Justice Department hasn't filed criminal charges against Wall Street executives?

    Or is this post about the constructive actions you would like to respond to that non-filing?

    Because If it's just about expressing outrage, then I'm forced to ask how it's different from previous works by you and others denouncing the lack of criminal charges against Wall Street executives, and what compelling reason you believe someone would actually click through to see it, given that most people have likely already formulated their opinion on the matter.

    If it's about the response you're calling for, I'm forced to wonder why you don't find feedback on one of the most important aspects of the constructive action you're calling for here—an aspect that has the potential to sink the whole enterprise—to be "extremely important." Is this about building a successful movement, or not?

    "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 Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:18:07 PM PST

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    •  Good question; very well-formulated. (2+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101, serendipityisabitch

      Yes, in my activism and in anything I write my only purpose is to contribute in whatever way I can to the success of the fast-spreading social justice movement.

      Also (and I think people familiar with my writing know this) I never advocate for people not to stay fully engage in the current system as it is.  That means voting, campaigning, volunteering, manning phone banks, putting flyers and posters for preferred candidates, donating, etc.  I don't advocate retreating from the system in any way.

      Regarding this call to action here one of the main purposes is to keep the issue in the forefront of debate.  Another purpose is to counteract the feeling many people have that those who have been engage in wrongdoing are going to get away with it and that there is nothing we can do... I totally reject that.  I think at the end justice will prevail, not matter how long it takes.

      So by engaging in this type of campaign, which does has a symbolic aspect, I believe we help in both, motivating those within the movement, and also sending a message to the powers that be that we are paying attention.

      Hopefully that answers your question, but if you need more clarification, I'd like to expand further.

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