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Thread #141413 Message #3255207
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
11-Nov-11 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
I don't agree with any of you except for the tactics proposed by SRS, even then I think we will do better to maturely engage than ignore. The approach proposed in the opening of this thread are, I think, most effective in dealing with vandals or trolls.
This is not 1969. Certainly protestors and police have learned from those lessons. G20 and other protestors have been infiltrated by police and provocateurs even in nominally civilized places like Quebec, Vancouver and Seattle.
I think the kids doing this protesting are doing a brilliant job of shining light on the problems and opening up the conversation. I agree with SRS because she seems to be saying that it is our responsibility not to let the conversation devolve into "he said vs he said" over inane comparisons to bad actors of the past.
Maybe we should endeavor to steer the conversation away from metaphor and toward what is happening now.