reply to post by ModernAcademia
Here are some things I heard them say: "You want to eliminate student aid Mr. Paul? Do you care about the children of the 99%?"......"servant of
Don't get me wrong, I support the occupy movement, because corruption is still here and thriving in our government, but really some of the actions
that they take are just retarded. Calling the guy who gets his campaign donations from individuals rather than corporations/big banks a "servant of
the 1%"? Whose idea was that?
more of a threat to the establishment than the occupy movement. You know why? Because he has a set of goals that are easy to
understand. Ending the wars, ending the Fed, following the Constitution, cutting $1 trillion year one and balancing the budget by year three. His
principles and ideas are fixed, and they are a direct threat to many powerful entities.
With the occupy movement on the other hand, there are no fixed set of goals. Individuals who are upset with the government have their own reasons for
going there. Since there isn't a unifying message that everybody adheres to, how can there be a goal? Is the goal to satisfy the requests of every
That's why I've been saying from day one at occupykc that we need to focus on corruption within the government, because that's what allowed the
financial collapse to occur, and that's the root cause of the majority of this nations problems.
But then people start talking about things like student aid, and it really has little relevance to my reason for being there. How can the group hope
to accomplish anything if they don't know what they want to accomplish? The vague "look out for the 99%!" message really needs some principles to
go with it, like "Get corporate money out of politics" and "Hold politicians and powerful people accountable for their actions".
That's why lately, my energy has been going towards Ron Pauls campaign rather than the occupy movement. I still love everyone there and it's great
that people are willing to come together to protest a corrupt government, but it's been 3 months now, and the numbers have been stagnating. Nothing
substantial has been accomplished in terms of cleansing the government and making things better for the American people as a whole.
With Ron Pauls campaign on the other hand, his poll numbers are increasing. He's leading in Iowa, and has a legitimate chance to become president.
With him as president, things will
change, and we know how they will because we can read about his positions on issues and what he plans to do
about those things. Ending the wars, for example, that changes our foreign policy and we know how.
But with people sitting around a campsite with 15 different messages, and a vague principle of the "99%", there is no guarantee that things will
change, because there has been no unifying effort to come together as a whole and decide exactly how things need to change.
So I wouldn't say I'm throwing in the towel and turning my back on the occupy movement, but I've just come to realize that the more effective way
of making this country a better place would be to get Ron Paul elected, which is completely possible and can be done with the effort of people just