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    Who are the OWS protestors?

    Right now, I see two themes, either they are nafarious anticapitalists bent on the destruction of western society or they are a confused group of people who all want something different and have no unified voice.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    They're people who are mutually pissed off at the amount of influence businesses have over politics, but beyond that there's very little cohesion.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    a lot of them are the college kids who thought they would be attending middle class, but instead found that it had been canceled.

    large groups of people aren't the ideal think tanks for complex political and socioeconomic theory, but they usually know when they are being screwed.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Right now, I see two themes, either they are nafarious anticapitalists bent on the destruction of western society or they are a confused group of people who all want something different and have no unified voice.
    By now, I'd say they're the unwashed masses.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    they are people who have been told that 'the system' is bad, and that 'they system' is responsible for bad things. so now, their lives have a high occurence of bad things, so naturally, they blame 'the system'...... the problem being, nobody ever actually explained to them specifically what that 'system', precisely, was or how it actually harmed them. they just know that life's not fair, they're not happy about it, and they're gonna blame somebody.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    They're people who are mutually pissed off at the amount of influence businesses have over politics, but beyond that there's very little cohesion.
    I will have to disagree. They are not protesting those poltiicians that enable and accept this "undue" influence. There is no mention of such as the top Senators receiving campaign contributions from Fannie and Freddie at the time of the crash were .......... drumroll .......... Democrats, with Obama and Clinton, Kerry and Dodd at the top of the list. Instead they are protesting against big business and rich people.

    They are the unwashed moocher masses, whose only complaint with Government is that it is not big enough, and redistributing more to them. Bank it.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    A mix of the first two.


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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    it's interesting that your statement could be modified to dismiss any movement.

    if i wanted to minimize the message of the tea party, i could change just a few words :

    they are people who have been told that 'Obama' is bad, and that 'the government' is responsible for bad things. so now, their lives have a high occurence of bad things, so naturally, they blame 'the government'...... the problem being, nobody ever actually explained to them specifically what that 'government', precisely, was or how it actually harmed them. they just know that life's not fair, they're not happy about it, and they're gonna blame Obama.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Right now, I see two themes, either they are nafarious anticapitalists bent on the destruction of western society or they are a confused group of people who all want something different and have no unified voice.
    Short answer is, both. The nefarious few organizers are leading the confused.

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