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Re: Occupy Wall Street

I think that the vagueness has it's pros and cons. On the one hand, like some have written, it causes a conversation to happen, but the direction of that conversation isn't specific enough to allow specific changes to be considered. It does create a pressure for the financial industry to take notice of, and may cause them to institute some lip service changes on their own. Nothing of any consequence though I would imagine. It also may make the conversation in congress have a little more teeth on the democrat side, which is a good thing, especially with a jobs bill that the repubs want to kill. The vagueness and idiocy of the tea party movement, deficient grammar and all, has helped ignite the right wing. So you could consider this a bit of a powder keg on the left. If there was a leader with a spelled out agenda, it would have a different affect with it's own pros and cons, as it could be marginalized if any comments were too extreme. This way, it's just "the people" the way the tea party is supposedly "the people". And it has the internet on it's side which has turned out to be pretty powerful to get things going.

Oct 05, 2011, 19:49


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