i just read the "99PercentDeclaration" as posted by one of the people actively involved in the ows movement and am very disturbed by what i read.
here is the document that was linked/posted/referred to and here is the relevant paragraph...
V. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that IF the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES approved by the 876 Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY in consultation with the NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE, is not acted upon within a reasonable time and to the satisfaction of the Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, said Delegates shall reconvene to utilize the grassroots network established in the election of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY to organize a new INDEPENDENT POLITICAL PARTY to run candidates for every available Congressional seat in the mid-term election of 2014 and again in 2016 until all vestiges of the existing corrupt corporatocracy have been eradicated through the power of the ballot box.
★THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT★
is this site being used to do just that? advocate for creating a third party?
Update: seems like i'm not the only one with questions here - check out EdMass' diary asking more questions!
slithering under the squiggle, there is more to disturb...
i've been reading the ows diaries for some time now, occasionally stopping in to post a reply.
more and more, any comment questioning its purpose or methods is greeted with great hostility and the price for disagreeing with some of the discussion comes replete with insults and hostility. specifically, tonite i've been called an ass, putz, told to "go to hell" and "stfu" for disagreeing with some pretty wild statements.
i've read here the statement by some that the anarchists started and control the movement (something i seriously doubt is true for the entire movement, but in a small vocal area, yes, they DO control the dialogue and face of this movement through breaking windows, burning dumpsters and direct confrontation with the police).
the more i read, the more disturbed i am becoming with what is happening on this site.
IS this a site to elect more and better democrats or has it morphed into a site that is being used as a jumping off (the cliff) point for undercutting the election of democrats in 2012 through distorted statements and through advocating the creation of a third political party to run in the 2012 election.
do those who are proposing such an action have no historical memory? do they not remember 2000 and 2004? do they not recognize how this nation has fallen into such disarray?
are the anarchists and marxists and communists (self-identified) and now, socialists on this site the true representative of all 300,000 of us? i don't think so.
so, my question is this:
prior to the runup of the 2012 election cycle, what are we going to DO about this takeover of the site by a very vocal small majority - or, more precisely, kos, what are YOU going to do about it? (after all, it IS your site!)
the answer to that question is critical for many of us - as that answer will determine where and how we direct our activities and efforts for the 2012 election.
thanks, in advance, for the discussion and for taking note of this problem.
btw, this diary is NOT a "free-for-all" and if anyone starts hurling insults, may they be hr'd into oblivion!
do NOT fight in this diary - if you want a civil discourse, feel free to come in - but leave the petty name-calling and hyperventilating accusations and insults OUT!