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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 08:21 PM
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Occupy Wall Street #D17: Why Trinity? Here's Why.
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Occupy Wall Street's #D17 action was this past weekend. If you listened to the mainstream media, you might have heard stories about ragtag protesters demonstrating against a church. Missing from their stories is a retired Bishop Episcopal Bishop who was the first arrested and the true reasons as to why Occupy Wall Street included Trinity Church in their 3 month anniversary day of action.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:41 AM
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1. Camel, eye of a needle and stuff.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 01:46 PM
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2. Could you post a video of the bishop explaining his support? TIA for it and all these videos.
Edited on Tue Dec-20-11 01:52 PM by freshwest
So much information and light is being shed by OWS of how the world really works and what is dividing us. OWS is performing an important educational function, although sometimes what they are doing appears childish when we don't have the details.

I saw the series of videos on the attempted occupation of the space, but the reason was not explained. This makes sense, I was getting a bit discouraged watching the action, thinking it was a random act that served no purpose, other than some vague sense of winning.

I have been checking in on the Occupy Wall Street website, which has been taken over by Ron Paul trolls and others spamming it to end constructive dialog occuring, effectively thwarting the educational opportunity OWS provides. It was very discouraging.

I'd appreciate your or someone else uploading a video of the bishop's stance, as he really knows these details better. I had not considered what the woman on the video above stated, that everything in NYC is Wall Street.

That doesn't make it all evil, but does make it difficult to convince millions we have to get a rein on Wall Street. They can't see a way to survive without the status quo. Because of the excesses of the Wall Street mentality (or the basic mentality itself) millions have died, are dying and will continue to die, whether change comes or not.

The concept of unlimited increase of profit, GNP, etc. is not sustainable, without destroying people, animals, rights and the planet itself. As Robert F. Kennedy said:

"Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product ... if we should judge America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans."

We have come to a tipping point. We will all have to make choices about what is of true value, in our brief lifetimes on this planet.
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