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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Gryphon66
And when you twist and fumble as usual, the joke will be on you.
These new "spring" people will be bouncing on their pogo sticks all the way to the paddy wagons.
But I do hope their message is clear.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: matafuchs
This is what fascism looks like!
"I do not agree with what you say; therefore, I will do everything I can to deny you your right to say it!" - American Spring
originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: Gryphon66
Does it matter when their actions prove that quote to be accurate?
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
a reply to: Gryphon66
True enough, OWS2.0 and the Tea Party come from a common source of frustration. Both groups know that something is wrong in America, and they are tired of the crony corporatism and insider actions.
The difference comes from what the groups believe will solve the problem.
The Tea Party advocates smaller government, lowered regulations, less taxes, return power to the state laboratories.
My guess is that OWS2.0 will promote more government, more regulation, higher taxes, and more power to the central/federal government. But they'll call it 'smarter government' or something similar.
The Tea Party ... that has had no positive effect on anything thus far and is now basically a dead letter? Okay.
The Tea Party in reality was only in favor of smaller government and less ONLY when it suited their own agenda, as are most right-wing groups.
Return power to the State laboratories? LOL. So you prefer tyranny at the local level? Closer to home? Nice.
Your guess is worth what it's worth. Perhaps we'll see something more from this group better than the silly ridicule and hypocrisy on display here.
originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: pirhanna
No. They plan on peaceful non-violent Ghandi-Style protests.
Probably way less destructive than the Original Boston Tea Party which destroyed a corporation's property by dumping it into the harbor waters. The tea was worth about a million dollars in today's money.
Isn't it Patriotic to protest against Tryanny? The problem is two polarized sides are screaming "Tyranny!" at each other.
Further, while those of us who’ve signed this letter are proud progressive leaders, this will not be a progressive or a conservative action, but rather an American action.
Rhana Bazzini or "Rhana B" is a Florida based activist who walked across the state in 2014 to demand campaign finance reform
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, and fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange
Ben Cohen is the co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream as well the Stamp Stampede, which legally stamps messages on US currency to #GetMoneyOut of politics.
Jodie Evans is co-founder of CODE PINK: Women for Peace.
Joseph Huff-Hannon is an award-winning writer, activist, and Senior Campaigner with global campaign group Avaaz.
Lawrence Lessig, a professor of law at Harvard Law School, is co-founder of the nonprofit Change Congress.
Joan Mandle is the Executive Director of Democracy Matters.
Kai Newkirk is an organizer and co-founder of 99Rise.
Carlos Saavedra has been a leader in the Student Immigrant Movement and the United We Dream Network.
Umi Selah is founder of the Dream Defenders.
Paul Song is a doctor, healthcare advocate, and Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign.
Zephyr Teachout is an professor of law at Fordham University and the CEO of Mayday PAC.
Cenk Uygur is a political commentator, activist, and host and co-founder of the Young Turks (TYT).
Winnie Wong is co-founder of People For Bernie, creator of the #FeelTheBern hashtag and an organizer with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy.
originally posted by: JimTSpock
So these people say "We will demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy."
Do they know what democracy is?
People are voting for Trump that is the will of the people.
They have a right to protest peacefully but if Trump is elected by the democratic process of the USA then that is perfectly normal it's just they don't like him so throw a hissy fit which is pretty hilarious really.
Rational people respect the democratic process even if from time to time a leader they may not like is elected. The saying you can't please all the people all the time comes to mind.