I feel the same. IMHO, I think our focus should be on unity and mutual
care. these are the missing values from society today. These are the
things that will keep this movement going. Our egoistic, narcissistic,
self-centered, over-consuming mentality has given birth to the current
financial monster and the myriad other problems we see here and around
the world. Science has proven repeatedly our interconnectedness and
yet we still act as if we are alone in the world. Only by
internalizing new values of mutual care and unity above all will we
see the emergence of new systems and ultimately new solutions.
I don't think that focusing on everything that's wrong in the system
or aggressively attacking it will bring any meaningful change in the
long term. I would love to see the importance of this raised on the
pages of the journal.
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM, lulu <email@example.com> wrote:
I am concerned about the demands that were printed in the ows journal
yesterday. These include "papers for the so-called illegal aliens, free
public transportation, low rent... and tomorrow even more." These are not my
demands, and I did not see them in the original Declaration of the
Occupation. My understanding is that the movement has been slow and careful
about issuing "demands" partly to stay true to our mission to represent the
99% and include issues that the majority of Americans are concerned about.
The paper also repeatedly attacks capitalism in a way that is more
aggressive than anything I have seen previously. It is a definite tone
change from the thoughtful articles of individuals describing their
experience in the movement.
I believe the OWS Journal is an affinity group and therefore independent,
however I think it is important at a moment when ows has attracted so much
popular support that we not allow a group to misrepresent us.
Is anyone else concerned about this?
Our job is to find love within us, each and every day