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Occupy (Wall Street, DC, Boston, etc.) needs an agenda, and that’s the least of its problems

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Don’t believe what you hear.  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters are not just a lazy bunch of hippies trying to bring down the financial industry.  But don’t also think OWS protesters are an organized movement.  They’re not organized because they don’t have a clearly defined agenda.

To be organized OWS protesters would need an agenda that is goal oriented, so they could have a unified voice.  This is how they differ from other movements like the Tahrir Square movement whose stated agenda was the removal of Hosni Mubarak.

Creating a single agenda from such a broad movement is incredibly hard.  But that’s not even the biggest obstacle in their path. The biggest obstacle would be getting that agenda passed through Congress.

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Written by gringolost

October 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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