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So, here's the thing. Down at the Occupy locations, lots of people with lots of voices are speaking up. Lots are saying all sorts of things. Some are using this one moment to bring forth their pet solution to all the world's problem. Socialism, sustainable living, animal rights, drug law reform, death penalty reform, civil rights, etc. etc. etc. People are all over the spectrum on what the fuck is happening, and how it needs to change.

The thing is, though? What's happening is that our government in the US has it's fingers in pies all over the fucking world. Our financial institutions are all twisted the fuck up in everyone else's finances. We've taken down so many other countries with our bullshit, and we're continuing to do so.

How can we change that?

This is the true One Demand. We need to take the money out of politics. There is no way forward down this path that we are on without this step. After that, we can figure out where the fuck we're going. We can get some equality happening. We can get an actual fucking representative government happening. We can do all sorts of shit. First, we have to do this. We have to get the money out.

Date: 2011-10-17 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tatjna.livejournal.com
This is more or less the conclusion I have come to as well, and agree that this change needs to start in the US. The US is certainly driving the changes that are increasing the inequalities in my country and I'd like it to stop.

Etc, you know this, sorry. Just wanted you to know that folks outside the US agree with your conclusion.

Date: 2011-10-18 12:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parentingtheriot
this happened in august?! where the hell was i?!

Date: 2011-10-18 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisssa.livejournal.com
so at the risk of being seen as a total effing idiot, who is that guy? I want to learn more.


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