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  •  I agree with you on the word "progressive." (0+ / 0-)

    Words such as liberal, progressive, even conservative no longer have any meaning because they seem to mean different things to different people.

    I find it kind of annoying, actually, especially when someone uses "liberal" or "conservative" in a knee-jerk, disparaging way. I don't think "progressive" has an immediately negative connotation yet, but I'm sure it will in time.

    If the Occupy movement has no official representatives, as you claim, my question for you is, "Why?"

    Time will tell, of course, but it strikes me as odd that a movement would be leaderless, and I just can't help but think that it's not as leaderless as you claim. Someone's running the show somewhere along the way.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:24:18 PM PST

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    •  You can't envision a leaderless movement (0+ / 0-)

      because you're not informed about how this works, and hierarchical organization is all you know.

      It works through community sharing of the decision making process. Every human being has a right to determine the course of her or his existence. And this can be accomplished through communal approach to making important decisions. It isn't necessary to have a king or chief to tell us how to live. We can discuss issues, through a process of consensus, to decide how to go forward. We don't need dictators.

      There are of course, voices of clarity that stand out in any movement. Such voices, however, are not "in charge" but rather find influence by consensus. It is different from a society that appoints leaders by propagandistic campaigns every few years, in which people can lie or say nearly anything in order to sway voters.  It is far more enlightened, and it works, when people are dedicated to make it work.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:06:39 PM PST

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