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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. It was a confusing article...

in that I don't know if the other events for 99% Spring were the same as this one that he described with a politician leading the discussion.

I'd like to see reports from other actions around the US reported by the "99% Spring" before I judged if they all had "Obama 2012" buttons for sale and only people over 55 showed up for the meetings. I did feel Charles Young was disappointed that there wasn't a bigger mix of people but, I thought it was a bit harsh of him to categorize those who did make the effort to show up. He even states how disappointed most of these people were in what they were hearing...as he was.

Many who are over 55 are not up to sleeping in parks and marching, anymore. But, they want to know what they can do to still be helpful to the OWS Movement because they care deeply about the injustices they see going on and they DO VOTE more than younger people do in the Mid-Term elections and for local issues. Also many have the time to devote to actions that might be more time consuming that younger folks can't do. They just need to know what they can do that will be helpful.

But, I am definitely worried about the "99% Spring Movement" being co-opted and used as a front for Democratic Party Election purposes, though. When "Move-On" got involved I figured there would be some push there for compromise.



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