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 Catawba View Post
    They had a job.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Martin Luther King Jr. would also support the protests; he would be standing alongside his fellow protestors and would also be a leading figure.
    They dont have leading figures.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    They had a job.
    The GOP Jobs Plan ~ Endless optional WARs!
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Now you are my end all judge? Please tell me what makes my views ultra Conservative? I asked you that before and all I heard were crickets. All I have asserted is that OWS is an Leftist movement. I did not share any Conservative ideals. Why is it that I must be a Conservative? Is it because I do not flock to OWS like some love sick child? Sorry I dont have blind faith and am able to see just who and what OWs is. I cant help it that you cannot. And in your denial of the obvious must accuse me of being the typical foe of your ideology. Guess what there are other people with different beliefs than the mundane Liberal vs Conservative paradigm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    So anybody who calls OWS leftists are conservatives? Am I a conservative?
    You think the progressive tax rates under Nixon were socialistic, that's conservative.

    You think we don't need the regulation we once had that prevented commercial banks from combining with investment banks. That's conservative.

    You think having most of the country's wealth concentrated at the top is hunky dory. That's conservative.

    You think protesting non-violently against the great wealth disparity in this country is bad thing. That's conservative.

    The point of an Representative Democracy is to have equality among ideals. Meanwhile the infighting between your half and your opposing half is destroying this great nation. And I refuse to be a part of that insane spiral of irrationality. So please stop playing childish games and trying to pigeon hole me into your perception of the world. I make my own opinions your online opinion of my inner self does not matter.
    The "infighting between my half and my opposing half"??? Your "inner self seems" to be a touch mixed up.

    Forced social evolution is when one side wants to dictate what is socially acceptable to another side or in this case everyone else.
    How is protesting considered dictating??? Do the protesters have a gun pointed at your head???


    I already have told you that I agree that regulations and laws are necessary to maintain an civilized world. But dont take that as endorsement for an state ran economy.
    Well you are in luck then, because the OWS is not calling for a state run economy except in your imagination.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    These protesters, by and large, are not protesting the lack of civil rights or wars. They are envisioning a new world order based on Marxist principles. While some of the buzzwords have been altered and are now progressive, income inequality, fairness and so on, the goals of enforcing radical socioeconomic changes have not.

    But higher levels of education, history and freer and more accessible media than in the early to late 20th century will hopefully minimize the populist and self-righteous appeal of what could be a dangerous movement. Repackaged crap is still crap.
    The protesters envision a world with the the fairness and justice in the banking world and progressive taxation as we had in the 1950's in this country that made the middle class the strongest in our history.

    If you want to call the 1950's in the US, Marxist, it seem fairly obvious that you view the world from an extreme perspective.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The protesters envision a world with the the fairness and justice in the banking world and progressive taxation as we had in the 1950's in this country that made the middle class the strongest in our history.

    If you want to call the 1950's in the US, Marxist, it seem fairly obvious that you view the world from an extreme perspective.
    Let's see, the protesters claim to represent the 99%. You claim to represent the protesters, ergo you represent the 99%...mmmm. What little I've seen of OWS, they appear to be rallying against corporations, banks, capitalism, wars, student loans, racism, oil pipelines, homophobia, oil drilling, Fox news, the 1%, unemployment, TARP, economic inequality, social inequality, foreclosures, sexism, university fees, austerity measures, globalization, Wall Street of course, Jews, police brutality, political contributions, drug laws, the patriot act, nuclear energy, NAFTA, Guantanamo, Israel, the Fed, border control,ok, I'm exhausted. Well, I've made myself dizzy but I'm sure I've only brushed the surface.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The GOP Jobs Plan ~ Endless optional WARs!
    Says who?

    Still doesn't change the fact that had a job.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The protesters envision a world with the the fairness and justice in the banking world and progressive taxation as we had in the 1950's in this country that made the middle class the strongest in our history.

    If you want to call the 1950's in the US, Marxist, it seem fairly obvious that you view the world from an extreme perspective.
    How is taxation going to give them a job?
    How is it going to put food on their families table?

    Why are you still so focused on taxation of people who make more money than you.... is it some form of penis envy?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The GOP Jobs Plan ~ Endless optional WARs!


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Let's see, the protesters claim to represent the 99%. You claim to represent the protesters, ergo you represent the 99%...mmmm. What little I've seen of OWS, they appear to be rallying against corporations, banks, capitalism, wars, student loans, racism, oil pipelines, homophobia, oil drilling, Fox news, the 1%, unemployment, TARP, economic inequality, social inequality, foreclosures, sexism, university fees, austerity measures, globalization, Wall Street of course, Jews, police brutality, political contributions, drug laws, the patriot act, nuclear energy, NAFTA, Guantanamo, Israel, the Fed, border control,ok, I'm exhausted. Well, I've made myself dizzy but I'm sure I've only brushed the surface.
    I for one, only represent myself, and not all that well either...
    honesty
    Many things are listed here, we are generalizing to an useless extreme.
    But, is it possible for use to agree that things are not as good as they should be ??
    In our nation, it seems as if 10 % have 90% of the wealth..
    Is this a good situation ?
    Syria is another nation with wealth disparity.
    food for thought
    Have we sunk to that level ?

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