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Thread #141413 Message #3260704
Posted By: GUEST,TIA
21-Nov-11 - 12:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Anyone who wishes to pontificate on the atitudes, hygiene, motives, or practices of OWS should get out and live amongst it, and not just listen to the news (especially Fox News).
OWS is not a rally in support of any politician or political party.
OWS is not an appeal to any politician or political party.
OWS says (okay, *I say* ... because none of us would deign to speak for all other OWS'ers) that the world is watching. The world needs to *see* the people who are not being served by our current system. The world needs to know that the 99% exist.
If you just get your news from Fox (or any big media), you have no idea what it is like.
It took violence against OWS for the media to pay any attention.
We *need* to get our heads bashed and our faces pepper sprayed or the big media will not consider it news that 99% of people are getting shit on by the 1%. And if the big media aren't covering it, the world can be blissfully ignorant frogs in the soup pot watching reality TV and not knowing that they are being screwed bloody blind by the 1%.
Our local Occupy no longer makes even the back page. Because the cops and Mayor are being cool. That's okay. Everyone who drives by and sees it might be curious enough to learn something. And if the crackdown comes, we will be non-violent and we will be back on the front page.
Without the money to buy politicians all we can do is be persistent and non-violent. We are not going away.
And Fuck you Newt. If we could all just take a bath and get a job, there would be no OWS.