Structure in Chaos. I like it. But I do worry about the 1% using their power to impose their message on our movement.
I am of the opinion that there should be many many statements, by as
many members of the 99% as possible-- everyone should run their own
statement, somewhere among the many many statements, themes will
The statement is the American conversation happening right now-- and
it is awesome in every way.
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com
> no, no, personally speaking i'm def not libertarian or ron paul supporter,
> though i consider them part of the 99% and would not personally reject them
> w/in the movement.Â though i know there are strong feeling on that
> if you don't know me, we can talk later if you're at Liberty tonight,
> otherwise, here's a report which summed up my thoughts in Feb 2010 ;-)
> On 10/7/2011 2:05 PM, email@example.com
> And yet you appear to be trying to coopt OWS yourselves...
> If I have misrepresented your economic views, forgive me, but DavidÂ you seem
> to have Ron Paul-style, right-wing libertarian views concerning a wing of
> the financial elite.
> Am I wrong about that?
> Are you, instead,Â in favor of unions? Are you in favor of more public jobs,
> of more control by working people over the economy?
> Please disabuse me of my fears about your platform if I am mistaken.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [september17discuss] Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement ï¿½We Will NOT
> Be Co-Optedï¿½ Working Group
> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:56:59 -0400
> we just posted this, have sent out yet, will be back at park later today to
> Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement ï¿½We Will NOT Be Co-Optedï¿½ Working Group
> This is not an official statement from the #OWS 99% Movement. As a
> decentralized leaderless movement, in our opinion, there is no one group,
> organization, website or individual who can speak for the movement as a
> whole. We, a working group of people currently occupying Liberty Park and
> many other locations throughout the US, are growing increasingly concerned
> about divide and conquer attempts being made to co-opt the movement. In the
> following message, we are issuing our first proposed statement. ... Read
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> Please give your input