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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.


Written by gringolost

October 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm