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
    Economic justice in these times is top priority for most of us. My hat is off to the protesters for focusing public debate on that issue.
    How would you go about achieving economic justice?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Economic justice in these times is top priority for most of us. My hat is off to the protesters for focusing public debate on that issue.
    And how would you go about achieving economic justice?

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

    Where is the "No, they represent the whiny middle to upper middle class white college graduate who has suddenly realized life will not hand him a trophy for bothering to show up" option?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    spoken like another leo, bull connor
    he insisted that those who protested peacefully could not prevail
    he was wrong then
    just as you are now



    the Tea Parties were peaceful protests. The molotov cocktail tossing barrier charging OWS idiots are not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sloth, envy, refusal to accept personal responsibility and short term gratification. that sort of sums up the occutards
    You forgot GREED
    An oversight or deliberate ?
    "occutards" ?
    You disagree and find it necessary to abase.
    The Wall Street Occupiers have the gumption and will to protest - give them credit -..
    Grow up !

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The Wall Street Occupiers have the gumption and will to protest - give them credit -..
    Too bad they don't have the gumption and will to get jobs.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    So far this poll says that the people here feel that the Occupy movement is mostly a radical movement. Which mirrors the countries opinion apparently since we are all not down at some public open space occupying it. And that is an important fact, that we do not as a majority support the General Assemblies authority. That lack of respect for the authority of the governmental apparatus of the 'Occupy movement' is pivotal on whether it will succeed or not. Hence why it is important for the movement to come up with slogans like '99%' that assumes that we all agree with the 'occupy movement' when we obviously do not as an whole agree on anything being said by the splintered occupy movement.

    The occupy movement lacks any real glue that would bring all Americans together and to protest in mass. In fact the occupy movement is further polarizing our society and most likely leading us closer to a civil war then anything has since slavery. Look at one of the admitted sites that the protesters turn to for information and guidance: Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for World Revolution The first thing they are telling you is that they are fighting for a worldwide revolution and they say this next to a picture of a a raised left fist. One can claim that the raised fist is this or that, but it is widely known as something that only people from the Left do at rallies and protests. Anyone on the Right wouldn't be caught dead raising their left fist.

    The agenda the demands the people who talk about the Occupy movement in a favorable fashion all are on the Left in some shape or form. It is safe to say that the Occupy movement is a movement being undertaken by the left of some sort. How does this include the Right? Without the Right you cannot claim that you are the 99%. It is dishonest to claim that you are speaking for anyone on the Right or like me an Independent.

    And you only need to dig a shallow hole to find very Leftist elements in fact the entire movement is the fruit of Leftist. Here are a couple links to the founders of the Occupy movement. Declaration of the Occupation of New York City | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street Statement of Autonomy | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street you will find that if you read the declaration they mention "direct Democracy" proof enough of the Leftist connections but if you explore more you will find things like General Assembly Guide | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street which is honestly a guide to how Anarchy works.
    Also you will find this Liberty Plaza Anarchist College Seeks Teacher/Facilitators | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street

    And lets not forget that NYCGA invited Slavoj Zizek tp speak for them: Today Liberty Plaza had a visit from Slavoj Zizek | OccupyWallSt.org

    Slavoj Zizek calls himself an "radical leftist". Also in that monologue he made for OWS in the park he said: “The tragedy is that many of the Tea Party people should be on our side,” “That’s where we should work. They may be stupid, but don’t look at them as the enemy.” For a man that claims to be a philosopher and a cultural critic for him to call an entire section of society "stupid" seems a bit hypocritical.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom From al View Post
    So far this poll says that the people here feel that the Occupy movement is mostly a radical movement. Which mirrors the countries opinion apparently since we are all not down at some public open space occupying it. And that is an important fact, that we do not as a majority support the General Assemblies authority. That lack of respect for the authority of the governmental apparatus of the 'Occupy movement' is pivotal on whether it will succeed or not. Hence why it is important for the movement to come up with slogans like '99%' that assumes that we all agree with the 'occupy movement' when we obviously do not as an whole agree on anything being said by the splintered occupy movement.

    The occupy movement lacks any real glue that would bring all Americans together and to protest in mass. In fact the occupy movement is further polarizing our society and most likely leading us closer to a civil war....
    I'm sorry, but I cut off your post once it lost all logical and rationality.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sloth, envy, refusal to accept personal responsibility and short term gratification. that sort of sums up the occutards
    do you find it always necessary to refer to those you disagree with, by offensive & childish epithets?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom From al View Post
    And you only need to dig a shallow hole to find very Leftist elements in fact the entire movement is the fruit of Leftist. Here are a couple links to the founders of the Occupy movement. Declaration of the Occupation of New York City | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street Statement of Autonomy | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street you will find that if you read the declaration they mention "direct Democracy" proof enough of the Leftist connections but if you explore more you will find things like General Assembly Guide | NYC General Assembly # Occupy Wall Street which is honestly a guide to how Anarchy works.
    Leftists are statists, not anarchists.

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