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  •  I think they're waiting (3+ / 0-)

    for you to show up.

    Kidding, sort of. The fact is, we all are OWS. If everyone would get down to the next OWS event in his/her city, we could have the numbers to make it successful.

    I remember, in Portland, when an enormous number of people showed up when the police were about to evict us from the park.

    The police backed down completely, and even seemed scared. Then, at 3 AM or so, the thousands who had gathered began to go home, thinking the had won the day. The police came back and evicted the people from the park, and that was the end of the heights of OWS in Portland, although there still is activity.

    It takes every concerned citizen to show up, in enormous numbers, to make the police lose their will and back down. Cops are people, too. They don't want to up against an enormous crowd.

    I don't think any of this is going to change until the armchair activists get out off their sofas and go to these events, and keep going, with sustained presence.

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

    by ZhenRen on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:38:24 AM PDT

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