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    Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    I have heard that the OWS is not against capitalism at all, though I have seen many OWS groups and signs that indicate they are indeed against capitalism. What is the truth? Are they against capitalism or not? I wuld reason that during their earlier days they came to protest against businesses and corporations, which are all a part of capitalism. What do you think about this? I see OWS members on YouTube chanting against the crimes of capitalism while holding their signs that reflect their belief.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have heard that the OWS is not against capitalism at all, though I have seen many OWS groups and signs that indicate they are indeed against capitalism. What is the truth? Are they against capitalism or not? I wuld reason that during their earlier days they came to protest against businesses and corporations, which are all a part of capitalism. What do you think about this? I see OWS members on YouTube chanting against the crimes of capitalism while holding their signs that reflect their belief.
    OWS is a pretty diverse group of people. Some of the die-hards are, in fact, anti-capitalism. Quite a few OWS protestors have different (and less blatantly impossible) goals (e.g. fixing loopholes in corporate taxation, better regulation of the market/banking/etc).

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    While you can't generalize, I think a lot are pro-socialism, they want ti be given what others have earned. So yes, for many among the OWS.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have heard that the OWS is not against capitalism at all, though I have seen many OWS groups and signs that indicate they are indeed against capitalism. What is the truth? Are they against capitalism or not? I wuld reason that during their earlier days they came to protest against businesses and corporations, which are all a part of capitalism. What do you think about this? I see OWS members on YouTube chanting against the crimes of capitalism while holding their signs that reflect their belief.
    I think that they are pro-capitalism and anti-Corporatism. Corporatism or as Mussolini stated is better known as Fascism. It is the Corporate driver that can initiate wars for resources and profit that resides here. Wars for Big Energy and the status quo of big money. The people who profit from war, ergo are constantly ginning up wars. That'd be Corporations here in the USA. I mean, it's about profit, black and white numbers, the bottom line, and by Corporate personhood that does not live and breathe, so don't worry about the pollution either.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    my guess is that they're not against the ladder. they're against removing rungs from it, though.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    They are not against capitalism. The main reason it started was to protest against big business in politics.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have heard that the OWS is not against capitalism at all, though I have seen many OWS groups and signs that indicate they are indeed against capitalism. What is the truth? Are they against capitalism or not? I wuld reason that during their earlier days they came to protest against businesses and corporations, which are all a part of capitalism. What do you think about this? I see OWS members on YouTube chanting against the crimes of capitalism while holding their signs that reflect their belief.
    I'm sure some of them are, especially some of the more extreme communist and anarchist types. But I don't know if that's characteristic of the movement as a whole.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Unregulated capitalism, yes. Regulated capitalism, no.

    OWS, in my opinion, seems to promote a mixture of regulated capitalism and socialism. They seem to think that corporations should not have influence in public policy and that they should follow regulation in order to prevent economic disasters like the one we have been experiencing. Welfare is a socialist policy, but OWS doesn't seem to want to eliminate all corporations and free trade.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Some are, some aren't.


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