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  •  For the record (10+ / 0-)

    It was the LaRouchies who brought the stupid Hitler stash sign, not Occupy Harlem.

    •  Oh, I know. Just saying, the folks in Harlem (4+ / 0-)

      probably don't care that it was LaRouchies.  They associate Occupy with bad things at the moment.  We are guilty by association there.

      #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

      by Evolutionary on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 01:08:07 PM PST

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      •  It's not just that. The greater Harlem community (6+ / 0-)

        probably doesn't appreciate Obama being protested any more than a lot of other AA commnities across the country. That is not to say AAs are monolithic, but by huge majorities they support this president, they want him re-elected, and they naturally bristle at what they may see as a threat.

        Piling all the blaim on LaRouchies misses another important point, that OWS's attacking of Obama will not win them support among the AA community or from others for whom re-electing Obama is paramount.

        OWS needs to stick with the income inequality issue and is better off focusing on banks and other businesses. Leave the politicians out of it completely.

        Oh, and the upside down flag thing? Makes OWS look as extreme as the baggers.

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 02:13:38 PM PST

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        •  Agree with all of it - but a note about this bit: (3+ / 0-)
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          Oh, and the upside down flag thing? Makes OWS look as extreme as the baggers.

          The statement is true.  It wouldn't be true if most Americans understood what it means, and they don't.  So, from most people's perspective, yes it seems extreme.  Perhaps not the best way to express the feeling.  There are better ways!

          Quibbles are important sometimes.

          #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

          by Evolutionary on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 03:07:14 PM PST

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