What do you think of the Occupy Movement Becoming a Political Party?
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Posted 5/6/12
What do you think of the Occupy Movement Becoming a Political Party?


Do you think not having a unified platform is a negative or positive aspect?


Do you think not having a single objective makes it more suited to be a political party?



I am doing a research paper and I am interested in everyone's opinions
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First off, nobody should mention anonymous in this thread. Just...inb4 people want to, or still do anyway. Because anonymous is jut everyone on the internet, perhaps more specifically anyone who browses /b/, but a load of try-hards thought LOL IT'S AN ORGANISATION...AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION! WE DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE, BUT HEY, LET'S PROTEST AND SHIT.

Which brings me to the fact that "Occupy whatever street" is a load of shit. It's ran by moronic students that get caught up in the moment with passion and stuff. It won't lead anywhere, the there wouldn't be much use if it became a political party, because the "single objective" you think that would make it suitable is basically to just...kill the president, or something stupid. DURRHURR, DOWN WITH DA GOVERNMENT, WE DA 99% NIGGA
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Alot of those occupy movements are fueled by 100% octane lined stupidity.
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What do you think of the Occupy Movement Becoming a Political Party? I think they wouldn't get anyone elected. There's still too much money in campaigning for anyone not backed by tens of millions of dollars to even have a hope of competing. Popularity on social media alone doesn't buy votes and studies show that most Americans are stupid enough to believe ads that air on television touting whichever candidate as being the "right" choice. Unless the media stays one their side, they'd be dead in the water.

Do you think not having a unified platform is a negative or positive aspect? It's about 50/50 on that one, lol.

Do you think not having a single objective makes it more suited to be a political party? Not having just a single objective is its greatest strength. Consider that there's more than just one thing horribly wrong with our country and even if the issues are not first on the plate, some acknowledgement for a course of action would be advisable. It gives them a chance to be a bit more flexible in regards to their supportive base, given that they actually acknowledge the ideas that make logical sense to endorse and ignore the crazies.
Posted 5/6/12
What, is this an actual thing? I thought it was just wannabe activists pretending that they were making a difference.
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Honestly, does anyone even care anymore? To become serious they need to choose something they seriously want to change and get some proofs or even testimonies to why it should be changed. Most of those people there have enough money to support them selves and more, yet they're crying because the government is ruining them. Maybe if they had a clear objective some change would happen instead of clogging up the streets with traffic and police everywhere. Don't get me wrong some have good ideas but its too chaotic. Do they want socialism? Communism?? What do you want to be done with the taxes? All of them have a different answer.
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haikinka wrote:

What, is this an actual thing? I thought it was just wannabe activists pretending that they were making a difference.


your right honestly and i find it funny about how they go on about how its all broken but when u dnt talk to the politicans and try and work things out it's not going to change. U can say our country is courrupted but what country isn't mexico has drug lords usa has judges that get paid quite a bit german has the mafia which are from the kgb.... not sure if it was german sorry never learned geography

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Very difficult for the following very simplified reasons:

1) Not organized.
2) No clear message.
3) No "leader(s)" of the organization which would be required for elected official(s).
4) Assuming you get 1-3 above, you would then need to secure ballot access (which usually fails for independent parties).
5) Assuming you get 1-4 above, they would have get elected as a state representative.
6) Assuming you get 1-5 above, you would need 15% of the popular vote to get that person into a national debate.





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Why would anyone think that an organization that has no clear goals or real unity or leaders could drastically change the political landscape? OWS has done a few positive things that I know of, like remind us of corruption especially as regards banks and such and such but for the most part I think that any good intentions they had have been drowned out by the rest of the so-called movement. Unfortunately, the one thing pretty much everyone seems to agree on is that we don't know what they want, and neither do they. It's great that they've "raised awareness" of stuff but legislatively I don't see them ever having any power, and from what I've heard from some of them that might be an okay thing. Especially because of the leaderless and causeless nature of the movement it has been hijacked by radical leftists and just plain nut jobs, or at least that's my perception.
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Umm lame? Just people with nothing better to do in their lives..........kind of sad
Posted 5/6/12
The moment I saw "political", I fell asleep.
Posted 5/6/12
A waste of precious time they'd never get back trying to is what I'm thinking about them.
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