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11,259 hits 4.0 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 8 years ago by imagination

If an Occupy Protest was organised in your area, would you attend?


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8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 6:31:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 4:41:21 PM Kungfullama wrote:
direct democracy
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 6:26:27 PM aldod wrote:
which representative of the super-rich will work to fulfill their needs in government. That helps us a lot.


Low voting % of the population at the polls really does play into their hands though, politicians equate participation with interest and implication. The less implicated the population, the more they can go about screwing 'em without fear of retribution.

Don't get me wrong, I understand the disillusion, I get the fact that we live in a monoculture / totalitarian sort of dogma disguised as democracy. But that very disillusion and disinterest plays into their hands.

Most of what's happening now is more in relation with having or not having than actually wishing for actual socialization of policy.

8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 6:35:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 4:43:52 PM Raisinman wrote:
And yes, I can blame Americans for not voting. They don't have to vote for the status quo, there are 3rd parties that might actually enact real change.


Hey, man.
I vote every.single.election.
And I mean EVERY one. Local, state, national, primaries, everything. I am f*cking informed, and I vote.
Protesting doesn't equate to not voting. But who am I going to vote in this year? A few local people with very little national influence? Honestly, we get a national say once every two years. And if we vote people in who don't do what they said they were going to do, protest is our best recourse (unless you live in a state that has recalls, which I don't).
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 6:57:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
i've voted in every election i could. but there seems to be no differences between the two parties. heck, the same corporations the occupy wall street people are protesting against gave obama campaign money.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 7:16:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's the thing, elections are very much PRed like any other product, and you can bet your sweet ass that it's the main way in which corporate interests have a stronghold on policy, that and lobbying.

Basically, the game is rigged.

But veering away from the only democratic power that you've been granted only gives those entities (political and economic) more power.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 9:34:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 6:57:44 PM Inquizitor wrote:
there seems to be no differences between the two parties. heck, the same corporations the occupy wall street people are protesting against gave obama campaign money.

Damn good point. And if they did vote, most of them surely voted for Obama too.

But this makes me wonder what % of the protesters actually do vote and how it compares to the population at large.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 9:57:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I was never one to complain when things don't go my way. I just fight for them.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 9:58:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
i you retards
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 10:01:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 9:57:32 PM bluedaisy11 wrote:
No, I was never one to complain when things don't go my way. I just fight for them.

You mean ask your parents for more money?

I don't think I'd go... I don't think I agree with a lot of what most of the people doing these believe in, and if we're just a bunch of unhappy citizens waving signs with no coherent point, it doesn't do enough.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 10:08:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just so you know, I go to school. I don't have a job. My dad is a single parent, and I'm one of 4 kids. I will have to pay for most of my college. I don't have a car. I will probably be buying my own car.

I don't get whatever I want, and I still know there are better ways to make a statement.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 10:10:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
list the better ways, plz
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 10/11/11 - 10:35:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
You know, making an appointment and waiting til they get back to you on that.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 1:59:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/11/11 - 10:10:22 PM Kungfullama wrote:
list the better ways, plz

Depends on your point of view. If you disagree with the protesters, to you "roll over and play dead" looks like a better way.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:00:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
The "Occupy Wall Street" protests have had an effect on the leadership of the Republican party, as shown below:

8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:03:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
The fringe right had their little group so the fringe left had to make one too. Anyone not see this coming?

The only good to come of the two is the entertainment value of supporters denying the identical mentality/level-of-grassroots-origin/leg itimacy when compared to the other. Too fun.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:05:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
So you're saying that both are marginal, both are just about as legit, and their aim is as laughable
?
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:10:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, yes, and compared to each other, yes. There are good intentions from both. But, the comparison of the two is where I find the humor.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:17:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I shall address this position once I sober up.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:25:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
What a diplomatic refusal to address a situation! Classy!
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:47:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Jesus Christ, this is the liberal equivalent to the Tea Party. Are you guys honestly reading what you're writing?
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:56:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
We, the American public didn't start hating the tea party until they started actually advocating policy, the occupants deserve the same respect.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 8:59:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sober, still don't wanna.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 1:41:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 1:42:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
omg, a reporter went to a protest to try and find some dumb people and he managed to? stop the presses
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:44:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Would you mind finding a video of some intelligent protesters?

Jeez, it really looks more like a cult that a protest....were they chanting at the rally you went to, Kung?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoPw...

Also, 11 Reasons Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Hypocrites If They Do Not Call For Barack Obama To Resign:
http://endoftheamericandream.com/ar...

I'd really like to hear someone, who supports the protesters, defend the Obama administration after reading that.
8 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:54:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/12/11 - 2:44:31 PM Raisinman wrote:
Jeez, it really looks more like a cult that a protest....were they chanting at the rally you went to, Kung? [link]

they're currently enforcing an old city ordinance banning the use of any sound amplification technology, so the only way to get a message across to the thousands of people in the park is to have everyone shout what is being said by one person backwards, and so on and so on until everyone's heard it. known as the human microphone. they aren't just repeating it for the Great Leader

and again, every mass movement gets people in it that don't really know what they're talking about (known in protest circles as the ones who are most likely to want to jump in front of a microphone)
painting this as a pro-obama rally and then saying it's hypocritical is pointless because it's NOT a pro-obama rally. it's

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