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Occupy Wall Street: Another world is possible (Al Jazeera reports on the rookie Hussein)
Al Jazeera ^ | 11/01/11 | Paul Rosenberg

Posted on 11/01/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT by Libloather

Occupy Wall Street: Another world is possible
Obama's rightward shift since taking office has alienated many former supporters, helping to fuel the 'Occupy' movement.
Paul Rosenberg Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 18:14


Obama's implicit dream - based on his own successful political trajectory - was that he could negotiate a truce within the one per cent to substantially improve the overall management of the US political system. As a result, the nation as a whole would benefit substantially. Thus, he was not so much unconcerned with the welfare of the 99 per cent as he was scornful of them getting in the way of his supposedly skillful negotiations, particularly when what they wanted appeared to be "left-wing": jobs, peace, universal healthcare and the prosecution of elite criminals.

Obama's Republican opponents were much more thoroughly anti-99 per cent, combining Obama's implicit scorn for the 99 per cent with intense hostility towards them, as illustrated above by Paul Ryan's budget plan. And yet, Obama's own fixation on comity within the one per cent drew him much closer to Republicans in Congress than to his own electoral base in the 99 per cent.

For almost three years now, Obama's attitude has been: "Why listen to them? They have nowhere else to go." But now they do: to occupy Wall Street, public squares across the land, and the dreams and imagination of America. This is only the beginning. Far from being an irresponsible rabble, as the poet Delmore Schwartz reminds us, "in dreams begin responsibilities".

There comes a time when a dream deferred can no longer be delayed. That time is upon us now. Another world is not just possible: It is absolutely necessary.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; occupy; street; wall
The ghouls are supposed to go back inside after Halloween. A few don't make it.
1 posted on 11/01/2011 4:07:29 PM PDT by Libloather
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2 posted on 11/01/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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Occutards is a great name for them. None of these idiots have realized what it really means to have most of the US’s enemies on their side. Iran, China, Venezuela, Russia, etc. Have we heard from North Korea yet? That would make it a perfect circle.

The mayors of the cities need to enforce their no camping on the streets laws. The Occutards have had their say. It seems that there will come a time when hard working people will have to stand up against the Occupy Socialist/Communist club. Maybe one of their friend nations can take them in. They want a new world, let them set sail. I like this one.

3 posted on 11/01/2011 4:28:26 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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The OWSers must be doing something right, they have the backing of both the Nazi party and the Communist party!
I mean, that’s gotta count. Pure street cred.

4 posted on 11/01/2011 4:35:44 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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