conservatives hate human megaphone because it involves cooperation and not competition
tea party rallies involve everyone screaming how they all hate America in their own individual way, and whoever's voice is most shrill and piercing is right
We hate the human megaphone because its too damn slow in getting a message across. Unlike liberals our brains can handle more than 30 words in a minute.
Also these guys have a real megaphone. Why the hell are they using the human one on top of that?
Cena is pretty easy to troll. I've gotten him to make two videos about me in clown makeup without really even trying.
Explanation: They don't want their rallies being used as town halls for Democratic congressmen.
For some strange reason, people are tired of hearing their congressional reps prattle on about how great and important they all are. And why you should vote for them.
Shocking behaviour to my conservative friends, who are well known to hold the government in general and congress in particular in such high esteem.
The DCCC just released a petition to stand with the OWS movement, so it's blatantly obvious that the Dems are going to try to turn these people into a Tea Party force for the elections.
I am not terribly scared of conservative ridicule on these issues. If they want to protest in favor of Federal Reserve policies and Goldman Sachs as "job creators," they are welcome to do so. They know this is sort of idiotic and they don't believe this themselves, so all they have is derision. I think all of them are pretty scared that this will gain momentum and actually turn the tide of elections. Some GOP pols have admitted as much. They will take the ragtag anarchists trying to destroy us route, but those folks are vastly outnumbered by nuns, union laborers, teachers, nurses, veterans, and other folks.
I am seeing a cohesion of messages across the board. I went to Occupy Portland, and it was about what you'd expect, but it was also phenomenally well-organized.
The best thing that could possibly happen is for conservatives to simply laugh this off and hang "we are the 1%" proudly in their welfare-addicted hedge fund offices.
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This group clearly has what it takes to lead the revolution. The establishment doesn't stand a chance against your spirit fingers and thumbs up consensus building. Keep on fucking that chicken, guys.
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Yep, as conservatives are pointing out, OWS has the exact same racial make up of the tea party- so long as you count fatty scooters as black people.
You guys are boring. OWS is one of the most interesting things to happen to this country in a long time.
General Assemblies are one of the most interesting and misunderstood aspects of the movement. In a way, they are the final triumph of the conservative philosophies that our government does not work, and personal responsibility is vital to a healthy society.
The idea: in an era where almost everyone is as educated as the founding fathers, why not try a true democratic system of government based on consensus building? I've been regularly attending GA's for a couple weeks, and the biggest problem I've seen aren't that people are incapable of this type of system. They just aren't used to their opinion counting. It's beautiful to see a person who clearly doesn't feel his opinion has mattered in life begin to take personal responsibility when he sees that what he says matters. Bad decisions get made, things take a long time to solve, but things have gotten dramatically better in just these couple weeks as people step up to the responsibility.
That's a really nice sentiment, but read several histories of anarchic communities and towns in the United States, particularly during the utopian era, and see how that kind of thing can not work out. Even the Kibbutz system is supported by outside forces.
I agree that technology has enabled normal people to organize issues they thought would never get any attention.
Take a perusal of how many people have tried what you're suggesting and see the patterns of how these things fail:
I hope I can hear what he has to say, twice.
the tyranny of consensus
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