OWS: Too Big to Fail

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    Occupy Wall Street, like all radical movements, will not make concessions with corrupt systems of corporate power. This is why corrupt Democratic politicians from Obama to Pelosi know their foundations of power are shaking.

    Martin Luther King saw it 43 years ago:

    "King too was a radical. He would not compromise on nonviolence, racism or justice. He understood that movements—such as the Liberty Party, which fought slavery, the suffragists, who fought for women’s rights, the labor movement and the civil rights movement—have always been the true correctives in American democracy...

    "'For years, I labored with the idea of reforming the existing institutions in the South, a little change here, a little change there,' King said shortly before he was assassinated. 'Now I feel quite differently. I think you’ve got to have a reconstruction of the entire system, a revolution of values.'”

    Were he still alive, King would echo the questions Chris Hedges raises in his recent post:

    "What kind of nation is it that spends far more to kill enemy combatants and Afghan and Iraqi civilians than it does to help its own citizens who live below the poverty line?

    "What kind of nation is it that permits corporations to hold sick children hostage while their parents frantically bankrupt themselves to save their sons and daughters?

    "What kind of nation is it that tosses its mentally ill onto urban heating grates?

    "What kind of nation is it that abandons its unemployed while it loots its treasury on behalf of speculators? What kind of nation is it that ignores due process to torture and assassinate its own citizens?

    A nation where Wall Street owns a controlling interest in both major political parties.
    FLUSH Democrats AND Republicans from DC in November 2012!

    A Movement Too Big to Fail | Common Dreams
     
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    Get rid of the government and install a tribal council. This is the SURVIVOR generation.
     
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    Bring the violence.

    We are waiting.
     
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    You are the violence.
     
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    Our current economic system was put in place because the rich colonists were concerned about black slaves and white indentured servants teaming up and overthrowing the 1% that owned everything. The decided to creat a middle class, and pit the population agianst each other. The 'middle class' were given petty positions in society with no real power, and they were paid for by taxes on the poor.

    Since then poor and middle class pit agianst each other in a endless left vs right battle over nothing!

    I am not calling for a reversal of our system, or a new system. I am saying that it is high time we adhear to the rule of law and the constitution! If our government was looking to serve the population then it would use the tax system to promote equality, and yes transfer wealth from the rich to the poor. It would not be used as a tax shield and as a instrument to expand riches.

    Its time to elect a new continental congress.
     
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    Prosecute corrupt politicians and bankers.
    See how long they survive in prison.
     
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    The game is rigged.

    Sandy the burgler stealing secrets from the archive. Slap on wrist.

    Obama admin running guns to felons. Perps promoted.

    Good luck with that.
     
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    Pussified.

    As the Country goes so go it its "Revolutionaries"
     
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    A Second Constitutional Convention?

    One that meets in public and not secretly?

    With women and people of color serving as delegates?

    Communist!
     
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    Do you get the feeling Democrats and Republicans are setting up the next US invasion and occupation of Mexico?
     

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