Subject: [NYCGA Internet] A great analogy for OWS a guy told me here
From: Sebastian Fernandez Giraldo
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:39:43 -0400

I was talking to a dude near the library and he had a great explanation for what is going on with OWS and why there's not a strong focus on demands yet. Here you go:

When a person has a problem, like an addiction, the first step is for them to admit the problem. The second step is to identify the problem. It's not until the third step that they try to solve the problem. Right now we need the US as a country to admit there is a problem. Then we can work on identifying it, and then on fixing it. It is no good if half of the population says "Here's how to fix the problem" when the other half is still going "what problem?" This is why it is very important to reach out to people with all sorts of different political viewpoints so that we have a better conversation when we try to figure out the cause of the problem and how to fix it.

He doesn't have internet access so I thought I'd send it to you guys. It seems short enough and clear enough that even people outside the movement will understand. Thanks!