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Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Who are we? Well, who are you? If you’re reading this, there’s a 99 percent chance that you’re one of us.

You’re someone who doesn’t know whether there’s going to be enough money to make this month’s rent. You’re someone who gets sick and toughs it out because you’ll never afford the hospital bills. You’re someone who’s trying to move a mountain of debt that never seems to get any smaller no matter how hard you try. You do all the things you’re supposed to do. You buy store brands. You get a second job. You take classes to improve your skills. But it’s not enough. It’s never enough. The anxiety, the frustration, the powerlessness is still there, hovering like a storm crow. Every month you make it is a victory, but a Pyrrhic one — once you’re over the hump, all you can do is think about the next one and how much harder it’s all going to be.

They say it’s because you’re lazy. They say it’s because you make poor choices. They say it’s because you’re spoiled. If you’d only apply yourself a little more, worked a little harder, planned a little better, things would go well for you. Why do you need more help? Haven’t they helped you enough? They say you have no one to blame but yourself. They say it’s all your fault.

They are the 1 percent. They are the banks, the mortgage industry, the insurance industry. They are the important ones. They need help and get bailed out and are praised as job creators. We need help and get nothing and are called entitled. We live in a society made for them, not for us. It’s their world, not ours. If we’re lucky, they’ll let us work in it so long as we don’t question the extent of their charity.

We are the 99 percent. We are everyone else. And we will no longer be silent. It’s time the 1 percent got to know us a little better. On Sept. 17, 2011, the 99 percent will converge on Wall Street to let the 1 percent know just how frustrated they are with living in a world made for someone else. Let us know why you’ll be there. Let us know how you are the 99 percent.

October 1st at 3 PM to October 2nd - Over 700 people, including at least 1 reporter, arrested with the Brooklyn Bridge being shut down.

Please keep track of the protests and join if you can.

https://occupywallst.org/

wolfman wrote:A Libertarian supporting a heavily leftist organization. Interesting.


What the hell? I'm not a Libertarian in any sense of the word, except maybe on issues like marijuana legalization, but those type of issues take a backseat to economics.

Do you not understand what Producerism is? The term "Producerism" which I have been calling myself over a year is the Right Wing Populist and Nationalist critic of free market Capitalism.

I support the protests, but I think they need to turn more violent. Big bankers and politicians need to fear for their lives. Maybe they'll stop abusing the middle and working classes.
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I'm not a Libertarian in any sense of the word, except maybe


For everything. If you're a producerist you're anti-regulation, anti-tax, anti-welfare. A Libertarian in every major way. The difference is a Libertarian thinks the way they do for reasons they claim are moral, logical, or historical and a Producerist is paranoid.
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Lol Wut. Libertarians support free trade and view Protectionism as Socialism while Producerists support Protectionism. Libertarians support free market Capitalism while Producerists support helping people from the chaotic forces of the market. Producerists, most importantly, support the Socialistic view of labor being inherently noble so it should be protected. In what way are Producerists actually Libertarians? Fuck the so called "free market", fuck globalization, fuck the banks. Actually, Producerists support the theory that multinationals and bankers and stockbrokers are not patriotic and are part of globalization, and Producerists are actually part of the economic radical middle.
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Paradigm wrote:But we can pretty much all agree on our common enemy: globalism, neoliberalism, and financial capitalism.
LoL! It's amazing that only a few years ago, everyone was all about globalism, neoliberalism, financial capitalism and the absolute individual. Now that we're seeing the wallpaper being torn down, everyone is against these policies? Come on, in reality, we all benefited greatly from the expansion of capital throughout our lives and now that things are getting bad, we're blaming others for problems that we supported all this time? Sounds like a bunch of spoiled children.
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Paradigm wrote:There is a great deal of ideological diversity among this movement. But we can pretty much all agree on our common enemy: globalism, neoliberalism, and financial capitalism.


I think most people would agree on this common enemy. Nationalists / socialist, damned liberals, and even neutrals. Hopefully they can put their differences aside and force some change.

America is becoming to resemble the America depicted in Robocop. :borg: (underestimated film as well btw)
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JRS1 wrote:I think most people would agree on this common enemy.

"Most people" meaning over 50%? That's dull. They've measured 99% in support!
We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.


Sephardi wrote: If you’re reading this, there’s a 99 percent chance that you’re one of us. You’re someone who doesn’t know whether there’s going to be enough money to make this month’s rent.
No, that's a bad guess. I've already paid this month's rent.
Sephardi wrote:You’re someone who gets sick and toughs it out because you’ll never afford the hospital bills.
No, not really me. I don't get sick that much.
Sephardi wrote:You’re someone who’s trying to move a mountain of debt that never seems to get any smaller no matter how hard you try.
Nope, positive net worth here.

I'm the 1%! :cheers:
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^ You're not getting it at all. My family also paid this month's rent and had some left over after paying the bills. That's not the point. Those examples listed are just example. You're not part of the 1% most likely. The 1% includes politicians, the financial industry, the insurance and housing industries. The system that we currently have in place favors the top 1% and makes it impossible for them to fail as they will get bailed out. But when a member of the 99% fails, they don't get bailed out, even if it's not their fault. I refuse to live in this system. Top bankers and politicians should fear for their lives so they won't make mistakes. We need to make an example out of a top guy in the financial industry. These people are some of the worst in world and are bigger agents of globalization than illegal immigrants. We don't need to take this shit from them.
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Wolfman wrote:That wont happen. This is going to fizzle out with nothing accomplished, and in a few years, no one is even going to remember this brief period of stupidity.

Exactly. Mom will come home, open a can of corned beef, pop a few poptarts in the toaster.... and we're back to 1957 black and white TV.

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