See, the reason I am challenging you is simple...
If you want to succeed in growing your movement, you need to be able to explain the political philosophy in a few words. Simply going out to the
masses and saying read this big piece of paper with a gazillion words.. or say "go read the OP" won't work.
If you go back and read my posts, I didn't put down the movement...in fact, I was hoping you would or could convince me to support OWS. Instead I get
bombarded with condescending commentary. Again, you are going to get people that are inquisitive and potentially will support OWS, but if they are
treated as iggnorant because they may not understand some of the more abstract ideals you aspire to... you will not grow and in fact will die.
I recall a professor in college. he always opened his exams with the following statement..." There are no wrong answers, just be able to support your
argument.... using names, dates, people, and facts."
Frankly, with the attitude dispalyed here...you have not convinced me that I should support you... not that you need me. However, there are many
people like me with money and community ties and experience... the so-called "silent majority" that you will need in order to make a mark on the
current government and economic system.
May I use an analogy...
The current system is a kitchen...has cabinets and a fridge full of ingredients. You want an apple pie and I want an apple pie.
I decide to use the current utensils and ingredients available to make an apple pie... and do so. It comes out all warm and buttery and juicy, full of
apples and crusty... I eat some and offer to share the apple pie I just made...you are welcome to some of my pie.
What I hear from you is this... you want apple pie, and you want to take someone else's apple pie...eat some and share it with others... even though
you made no effort to help make it... you feel it is your right to have some of this pie you didn't work for or make... and you feel free to disperse
this pie to others that didn't help to produce it.
It isn't fair that others have a pie and you don't...
You are still welcome to some of the pie and I will freely give it... but you will not take it from me...
Likewise, you are welcome to my support, but you have to earn it... it isn't for the taking.