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Originally posted by Ghost375
The tea party went down hill as soon as the republicans hoped on the bandwagon. The tea party sold out essentially.
So I hope this movement doesn't become politicized, nor become a "party." The politicians got us into this mess, having them "help" will only cause the movement to flounder.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
From a earlier thread.
I have seen many here on ATS put down the Tea Party, yet the OWS puts out much the same message, except it is directed at Corporations and not so much the Government. (Where it should directed in my opinion) Yet the OWS are now heroes?
I have heard all too often that it was inspired by the Arab Spring. Really? Is that what these protesters want? A Military controlled government? The Egyptian Army has yet to step down. Many of the Arab protests are still going on with the populace now shooting at each other.
Just like people say that the Tea Party has been compromised by the Koch Bros and big money, OWS has as well. Code Pink, MoveOn.org, ACORN, SEIU, etc, all have numbers in the crowd.
Even though there has been a declaration made, it was put out by one group. The message is still muddled.
I'm thinking that if the leaders of the TP and OWS got together and put aside ideologies and realize that they have much in common, one group could protest Washington DC & Government while the other goes after the Banks.
A two pronged attack so to speak. But a peaceful one.
OWS was compromised a while ago.
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
reply to post by Jason88
To me that would not mean freedom.
That is exactly what I am afraid of. In my opinion Occupy Wall Street should not be a political statement, but a human statement for freedom, and to make people wake up and realize that their country is nothing without them.
And the left ideals never shown the colors of freedom, but the colors of bigger government, more taxes and more control. Tell me if I am wrong.
People should not be forced to give away anything, they should do it out of free will.
It is not the political system that needs a change, it needs to BE GONE, and people need to change.
If everyone cared more for the people around them, than for him/her self, we would have a h*ll of a better planet to live on. And no one would have to worry since everyone would have people caring about them.
That is my vision of a "left" politic. Not one where people are being forced to "give" away what they have worked for.
Cant we have a struggle for change without letting it become some s**tty political agenda?!?!
Is that really impossible?edit on 3-10-2011 by LiberalSceptic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by Jason88
I was going to make a thread about this, but you beat me too it
Originally posted by Jason88
Something to think about folks. The left is hurting just as much as anyone in this US economy and while the Tea Party may represent far right ideals to them, the left need a shake up too. Even with their pick as the president, it isn't working out for anyone. And the current crop of candidates don't look too promising either on either side.
Occupy Wall Street could become a political movement if a rising politician is smart enough to message-to it, embrace it, give it direction, then apply it to wider US goals.
Tea Party for the left. I can see it. Can you?edit on 3-10-2011 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)