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  •  This is what I'm talking about right here. (7+ / 0-)

    How deranged an atittude does have to have for any criticism of Occupy whatsoever - even criticism based on disappointed hopes for the movement from a staunch supporter - to be charactersed as "a right-wing piece."  That's why Occupy didn't want to connect with the apolitical, didn't want to grow beyond its subculture fetishes.  True success would have been some kind of "sellout," and a lot of those people would rather have failed altogether than join in unity with the America they had spent their entire lives being suspicious of and looking down on.

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    by Troubadour on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:43:59 AM PST

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    •  Methinks you got your fee fees hurt because (3+ / 0-)
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      people expressed themselves in a way that did not fit your world view,in too messy a way, too unfocused for you, long laundry lists etc., but you know best,  they should have just stayed home and let our Democratic Party handle all lol, Occupy Is Dead FTW !!!!!

      Lots still going on with Occupy, but enjoy your sniping!

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      by divineorder on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:02:49 AM PST

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      •  Hrmm (3+ / 0-)
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        but you know best,  they should have just stayed home and let our Democratic Party handle all lol, Occupy Is Dead FTW !!!!!
        You might want to go back and re-read this diary.  Your comment here indicates that you misunderstood a lot of it.

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        by Triscula on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:48:02 AM PST

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      •  #Occupy is too caught up in itself (1+ / 0-)
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        being "apolitical."  Well, wah.  Notice any wingers in the groups?
        Didn't think so.  When this "movement" gets its head out of its ass it may yet appeal to the masses.  Until then, all it's got is The Left.
        The sooner they embrace that the sooner relevance emerges.

      •  Which diary did you read? (1+ / 0-)
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        Because this one goes in a whole other direction than what you are describing.

        "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

        by Catte Nappe on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 10:42:00 AM PST

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      •  Methinks you don't care about accuracy. (2+ / 0-)
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        Not going to mince words with you. Characterizing this diary as "right wing" is, at best, an act of political stupidity. At worst it is intentional distortion.

        That you choose to divert the discussion to personal ridicule when confronted on this point speaks volumes about the quality of your commitment to democracy.

         

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        by WB Reeves on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 10:48:17 AM PST

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        •  ? (1+ / 0-)
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          This is what drives me absolutely batshit about the left in general - even when I agree 100% with the slate of issues being aired, there is such a divisive, centrifugal extinct; such a compulsive need to not fuse disparate agendas into one, overriding agenda that serves them all.

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          by divineorder on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 11:31:28 AM PST

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          •  I take it (2+ / 0-)
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            you think anyone who speaks of "the left" is right wing? By that definition most leftist would be right wing. In fact, any criticism of "the left" would be right wing.

            This is such self evident nonsense it's difficult to believe you're serious.

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            by WB Reeves on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:35:59 PM PST

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