From:   Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 6:36:38 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn Execs Now Official Spokespeople For OWS, According to MSM Execs
 

Cesar, you're absolutely wrong.  All we are trying to say with THIS STATEMENT is "we will not be co-opted by the major parties." Everything else belongs in different statements.

The crisis we face cannot be solved by either the Democratic or the Republican party because both parties constitute this crisis. Both parties are bought and corrupted by Wall Street. Through them, the top 1% has profited at the expense of everyone else. Therefore, the occupation does not endorse their politicians, and will we not allow them to divide us or distort us.

As a writer and editor, crafting words is my trade. I have devoted my working life to the study and practice of clear, effective language.  Please believe me when I say this is not just my opinion, but the result of an entire profession's study.

Words are not just words, as everyone's experience using such words are different.  Statements for release to the general public must be composed of words with as few competing definitions and potential for idiosyncratic understandings as possible if we want to get a clear message across to the most people.

While it's important that every voice be heard and considered, it is ludicrous to try and incorporate every single person's words into the statement.  That's the very definition of "too many cooks spoil the soup".
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