3 votes
Sep 17, 2015

Disorganized, directionless, and yet they were the only ones who even tried to stand up to the enormously powerful financial cabal that controls our government. I think, for awhile anyhow, they were expressing what so many of us felt. If only they'd had a little better organization, they might have been able to take it to the next level.

At least they got a national discussion going.

Personally, I'd like to see people "occupy" their own local governments. Americans love to sit around and complain, but rarely do they actually engage with the avenues that are available to all of us for interacting with government.
By law, local governments are required to allow public comment, but those sessions are almost always empty.....normally two or three people show up. That's a pretty low number for a city of 500,000.
I am frequently called to interpret at public hearings on law and policy matters; and it always shocks me how few people care to make their voices heard in the one place where it really will make a difference.

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