View Poll Results: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

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  • Yes, they very much represent their complaints & agenda.

    24 18.32%
  • They represent some of their complaints & agenda, but also have their own unique/radical ideas.

    30 22.90%
  • Not really, their ideas are more represent the complaints & goals of the poor and radicals.

    23 17.56%
  • Not at all! They only speak for a radical fringe!!

    54 41.22%
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Those were the only ones I knew about.
    That protest lasted for weeks, and that was three years ago. Massive fail.
    I also said that thsoe protests were the only ones I knew about. Unlike OWS, the protest against US beef was because Lee-Myung-Bak provoked violence by sending out high-pressure water cannons to dissolve the protest. OWS is different, because unlike the Korean one against US beef, they public did drugs, assaulted the police which was unarmed and was just standing guard, has no viable solution or message, attacked innocent bystanders and likewise denied access to thousands in public areas.
    Not sure where you have been getting your information but the great majority of the tens of thousands of OWS protesters around the country have been non-violent.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not sure where you have been getting your information but the great majority of the tens of thousands of OWS protesters around the country have been non-violent.
    Oh right, then I'll assume that they haven't occupied public areas forcibly. They can't occupy a public area which is open to the public when the police asks them repeatedly to move. Is that too hard to follow?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Again, fail. Oligarchy is a type of government, not a social system.
    No one said it was a social system. Is this the statement you misinterpreted?

    "Oligarchies have always been, and will always be, the greatest enemy of collective social good."


    It also declared that the GOP only gets donations from corporate power, the Democrats take about as much "dirty" money as the GOP.
    Another hyperpartisan article. Where do you get them?
    You mean when they said this, "Our current oligarchy found corruptible, money-hungry politicians on both sides of the political aisle, but its strongest ally has undoubtedly been the modern GOP.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No one said it was a social system. Is this the statement you misinterpreted?

    "Oligarchies have always been, and will always be, the greatest enemy of collective social good."




    You mean when they said this, "Our current oligarchy found corruptible, money-hungry politicians on both sides of the political aisle, but its strongest ally has undoubtedly been the modern GOP.
    The article should have mentioned that the GOP is stronger by about a few pennies
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Anybody else noticing the awesome results of this poll?

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Oh right, then I'll assume that they haven't occupied public areas forcibly. They can't occupy a public area which is open to the public when the police asks them repeatedly to move. Is that too hard to follow?
    Apparently you have failed to grasp that the basis of non-violent civil disobedience is non-violence. Have you never read about the non-violent civil disobedience of Gandhi, or the civil rights movement, or the Vietnam war protests?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Apparently you have failed to grasp that the basis of non-violent civil disobedience is non-violence. Have you never read about the non-violent civil disobedience of Gandhi, or the civil rights movement, or the Vietnam war protests?
    They didn't attack police, innocents, nor occupy public areas that are vital to the public such as the port in Portland
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Anybody else noticing the awesome results of this poll?
    What poll? The OP is not a public poll so its accuracy cannot be verified.

    What is notable is the real polls that show the OWS has twice the popularity of the Republicans.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    They didn't attack police, innocents, nor occupy public areas that are vital to the public such as the port in Portland
    Neither do the majority of tens of thousands of OWS protesters attack police or innocents.

    Yes, Gandhi, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam protesters, all occupied public areas. What part of civil disobedience do you not understand? I myself helped block the main entrance to the Wright-Patterson AFB during the Vietnam war, and we handcuffed ourselves together after surrounding the federal building in Harrisburg, PA.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Apparently you have failed to grasp that the basis of non-violent civil disobedience is non-violence. Have you never read about the non-violent civil disobedience of Gandhi, or the civil rights movement, or the Vietnam war protests?
    I have read about the Vietnam War protests at Kent State.
    Not so funny at all....how history repeats itself.
    Non violence does not always work.

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