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Thread #141020 Message #3244633
Posted By: Stringsinger
25-Oct-11 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Meaning of OWS (Occupy Wall Street)
Subject: RE: BS: The Meaning of OWS (Occupy Wall Street)
When Woody's guitar said "This machine licks fascists" he was talking not in literal terms but fascism as an ideology.
As to convincing Christians that they should act like Jesus in the Beatitudes, or Matthew,
forget it. If they need convincing, what good is their Christianity?
I agree that this is a secular (thereby inclusive) movement very much like the document called the US Constitution.
OWS should not be co-opted by single leaders (no matter how many politicians want to jump in front of the parade) and not denigrated by becoming a single-issue movement.
It remains diffuse because all injustices are intertwined and one is contingent on another, ie: diversion of funds for war, environmental destruction, educational deprivation, election fraud, campaign money, lobbyists, ALEC, homelessness, mortgage fraud....and more are all interconnected and that's what OWS teaches us.