From:   Snafu <snafu@thething.it>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:13:45 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal on the agenda for tonight's GA
 

I agree with Charles, post-political is nonsensical. Meeting and making collective decisions in public space is the very essence of politics. Further every decision is divisive. The notion that this movement is post-political because it would represent everybody is pure ideology.

On 10/19/11 9:04 PM, Charles Lenchner wrote:
Post political is a nonsensical term if you know what the word 'political' means.

Politics (from Greek πολιτικός, "of, for, or relating to citizens"), is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions. The term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporateacademic, andreligious segments of society. It consists of "social relations involvingauthority or power"[1] and refers to the regulation of public affairs within a political unit,[2] and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and applypolicy.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics


On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Justine <justine@occupywallst.org> wrote:
I like where you guys brought this statement.  I'll probably find somewhere on the website to post this tonight and add in the term "post-political" which is a new term I came up with for describing this movement that has so far received a great deal of consensus.  Thoughts?

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
After a long, raging consensus process on this listserv, the following Statement of the General Assembly of People Occupying Wall Street will be proposed at tonight's GA 

THIS EMAIL IS NOT THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES.  TONIGHT'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES

The Democratic and Republican parties do not represent the people, because they've been bought and corrupted by Wall Street, and the occupation does not support their candidates. In collusion with both parties, only the top 1% has profited at the expense of everyone else. We have moved beyond false hopes, submission to eloquent speeches, and populist manipulation. We rely on cooperation and solidarity to imagine and create the changes needed for a sustainable world. From diverse multicultural, racial, ethnic, social, sexual and gender backgrounds and from different walks of life, we have begun to unite on common ground to oust the global financial powers that have bought our governments and who hold us hostage to their greed. 

THIS EMAIL IS NOT THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES.  TONIGHT'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES



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