Time for optimism and solutions.
Morning Joe made a good point just now, about optimism vs. resentment. Occupy has played on resentment and won’t “win” in terms of election politics in 2012.
Of course, “resentment” worked and won very big in Philadelphia 1776 or Paris 1789 – but Occupy has largely made it’s point by now, and changed the national conversation last fall. Now it’s time for some solutions and optimism – and a momentum for how.
GetMoneyOut is one positive force in this – limiting money into politics.
It’s a few days old, but the protests keep going.
Taking on K Street.
From Press TV:
Under the banner Take Back the Capitol, anti-corporatism protests have shut down K Street in Washington, known as the home for lobbying in the United States.
About a thousand protesters gathered on the street, shutting down the major downtown intersection to traffic as well as several blocks in either direction, The Politico network reported.
The police made several arrests, repelling the demonstrators. They, however, stormed back into the street after some time. Some activists chanted “hell no, we won’t go” as the security forces moved in and prepared to make more arrests. Many others of the protesters brought newsstand boxes and other objects to barricade the street.
Occupy New York.
Even though it sometimes appears to have quieted down a little bit – here are a couple of headlines from Press TV this weekend:
Main Narrative for 2012.
The NH editor that endorsed the not-Romney GOP candidate this week had the following reasoning:
“I think — and this is crazy, but so are we — that Gingrich is going to have a better time in the general election than Mitt Romney,” publisher Joe McQuaid told FOX News. “I think it’s going to be Obama’s 99% versus the 1%, and Romney sort of represents the 1%.”
If this really sticks as the framing for the 2012 General Elections – then kudos to Occupy Wall Street.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sachs comments on Occupy Wall Street in the larger picture of centuries and American History. A New Progressive Movement is quickly taking shape – one that could last for generations:
From Oct 25th.
Skip to 4:00 and 4:30 for best parts.
From Oakland Friday:
Michael Moore at Occupy Oakland.
A note was handed Mr. Moore: ”The mayor would like to see you.”
His reponse: “I will not meet with the Oakland mayor. I am not . She should come and face the General Assembly. We’re a peaceful ppl.”