|From:||shaista husain <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:20:02 AM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Advice to #occupywallstreet from Matt Taibbi|
I am sorry but i feel you are being divisive, rather than celebrating
the plurality of this movement, you keep on insisting --and
censoring--a lot of other people. Please excuse my tone, and try to
make RELATIONS--CONNECTIONS--LINKS-- rather than streamline a very
narrow agenda YOU feel --obviously people are protesting Wall Street,
thats a no brainer.... can we get some nuance here?
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM, grimwomyn <email@example.com> wrote:
> Sorry shiasta but you are bringing a tone that is unhelpful to at least my
> experience on this list to make changes in America happen. I say that as a
> single mom, puerto rican, woman, feminist, trannie loving, queer, woman.
> Please stop trying to bring a devisive tone. It is unhelpful.
> I am here to work on an economic civil rights issue. That is the focus that
> is resonating around the country, it is what the people want, and at this
> point, our responsibility to lead the way on.
> On Oct 13, 2011 12:08 PM, "shaista husain" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This kind of vulgar economistic and narrow conceptualization of
>> protest is hierarchical bureaucratic and silly.
>> The disconnect in, for example, the July 14th rent and tent movement
>> in Israel is typical of the same kind of disconnect that silences
>> people of color. How can you even think of discussing housing rent
>> increases while ignoring the wholescale eviction of Palestinians and
>> GENOCIDE by a military apartheid regime. Do you really think this
>> protest is just about some narrow 1% conspiracy as if we could just
>> remove the handful of culprits, we could address some middle class
>> woes and all live happily ever after? This naive liberal idea silences
>> the majority of people who comprise this city, histories of oppression
>> and struggles. I agree we need unity, but how about you do your part
>> to stand in solidarity with people's struggle and try to learn from
>> them. You can't impose some one liner and the sun don't rise when you
>> wake up.
>> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM, grimwomyn <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > He hits on a lot of great points here. I am of the opinion that we
>> > tighten
>> > up quick abt being here for economic issues, as that is what is bringing
>> > the
>> > 99% here. If we get muddied into the many layers of politics, we are
>> > gonna
>> > be as bad as congress and not get anything done.
>> > We started a class war and we better be ready to bring it home and
>> > finish
>> > it. If we get divided over cultural, ethnic, gender politics we are
>> > gonna be
>> > too busy fighting each other to pay attention to the monstrous banking
>> > and
>> > corporate system that wants us to fail. They want us to give up, they
>> > want
>> > us to go away. The fastest way to do that is to start fighting each
>> > other on
>> > the micropolitic level when all of those things, intolerance of others,
>> > misogyny, bigotry, and hatred will be a lot easier to fight once we get
>> > resources back into our communities.
>> > We break the current unjust economic system the road will be clear for
>> > us to
>> > take on everything else.
>> > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/celebrity-photos/celebrity-photos-of-the-week-oct-12/article2197635/
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