Shoq's Let Them Eat Cake Moment

A self-proclaimed supporter of #OWS saying he wants Warren Buffett to pump billions into #OWS? I don't think Shoq means that to go for food, tents, and medical supplies for the homeless. In other words, the hell with the poor, let's feed the lobbyists and use the super-rich to fix problems the super-rich created. Here's your crumbs of reform, children!
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.@greenmind0428 Teddy Roosvelt said every movement has its lunatic fringe. #OWS has a cascaded nest of them. #p2
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.@greenmind0428 Movement ideologues insulate themselves from even constructive criticism by homogenizing their ranks. #p2 #ows
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Again, politics is hard work. #OWS is important start. But starts can stop. It needs a strategy that pulls in the masses. #p2
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And if you think that message is "being negative," you're too friggin stupid to talk to. #p2 #ows
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Right now, #ows is still repelling as many as it pulls in. That reveals a deep flaw in their strategy of not having a strategy. #p2
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.@akikoichi Trolls, using #OWS as pretext to smear, keep trying to paint me as anti-#ows. They have zero evidence (as usual).
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.@akikoichi After initial skepticism, I became an early #ows supporter. Now I'm cautiously eager for it to find its gravitas. #p2
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.@akikoichi I don't disagree. Gravitas is simply my shorthand for #ows finding a significance that feels intuitive to the masses.
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.@akikoichi I feel that #OWS has huge potential. But many have blind faith in relying on an untested "leaderless" dogma.
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.@akikoichi That dogma may in fact be valid. But our problems are enormous, and this remains, at best, an experiment (thus far). #p2
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And that doesn't mean that I think #ows has no strategy. It does, but it's a very amorphous, roll-your-own meme sorta strategy. #p2
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.@akikoichi A movement that doesn't "vacuum up the mainstream," which they claim to speak for, has a big structural problem. #p2
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.@TorianBrown #OWS is postured as populist movmt. Its founders even speak of "revolution." Those require "the masses" behind them.
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.@akikoichi I feel #OWS, as @lessig has suggested, should focus on a few core structural issues, like Campaign Finance Reform. #p2
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.@TorianBrown Income equality & social justice are surely the #ows GOALS. But reforming politics is a means to reaching them. #p2
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MOST of our problems are connected to money dictating politics. SO TAKE THE FUCKING MONEY OUT OF THE POLITICS. duh. #p2
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COMMON SENSE: Which might restore a governable, accountable republic? Shapeless complaint, or removing money from politics? #p2
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AND MOREOVER: Which is easier? Formless complaint, or a well formed, well financed, well supported Campaign Finance Reform DEMAND?
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BECAUSE WE DON'T DEMAND IT! RT @TorianBrown: Shoq seems like the obvious answer to most corruption problems yet few politician push it.
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Everyone talks like we took to the streets, time & again, but failed to achieve public campaign financing. WE NEVER TRIED! #ows #p2
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Precisely.. RT @JakeDParent: @Shoq So all we need to fight big money in politics is a campaign against it backed by big money.
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.@JakeDParent Which, even if you were being sarcastic, is exactly right. As @ralphNader has RIGHTLY said, "Only the superrich can save us."
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Warren Buffet, Peter B Lewis, and a handful of others could fund a MASSSIVE Campaign Finance Reform/#OWS revolution TODAY! #p2
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Bring BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO #OWS... and politics as we know it will tremble beneath the feet of the people. #p2
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::Clears throat:: I hope this clarifies my view. I want to fix my broken country. With smart strategies, #ows might help. #p2
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