I want to know why (un)Occupy Albuquerque is so against solidarity and burning bridges between (un)Occupy Albuquerque and local progressive democrats. As a lifetime progressive democrat I am bothered by the words from the New Mexico Un-Occupy movement. They talk bad about us as if we are not even there. We are there and we have been there from the beginning. We march side by side with Un-Occupy and we are not just the old and crusty one either. Young Dems are marching with the same motives and the same anger against the greedy top 1%. Yet some of the protesters put us in a box and paint us with a Brod brush and stereotype Dems as the 1%. Democrats are the working class 99%. We are the Union leaders, the Teachers, Firefighters, clergy and progressive politicians. The Un-Occupy movement in Albuquerque is too militant for their own good. We should all work togather to fight the common enemy “the greedy rich” I want to add the the N.M. Occupy people have been much more understanding with their Democratic bother and sisters. So are we united or devided. You tell me !
I don’t think it’s that we’re angry with people who VOTE democrat… it’s that all politicians are corrupt. You can’t win if you’re not in this system. We saw a perfect continuity of policy from Bush to Obama (remember, pulling out of Iraq in Dec. 2011 was agreed to by Bush under his Status of Forces agreement—I could also point to an increase in draconian measures like NDAA, the targeted assassination of a US citizen, refusal to close Guantanamo, etc.) The anger expressed at Democrats is anger at the system. Maybe the College Dems aren’t the 1%, but Obama is. Heinrich is. Udall is. Binghaman is. (They all voted for the NDAA, which makes them enemies of the American people, by the way. Pearce, of all people, was the only NM politician to vote against it.) So please don’t take it personally, but a lot of us believe that Wall Street and ALL politicians, on both sides of the aisle, deserve equal ire.
[...] You can see just what a horrible, lawless rabble we were here: http://www.unoccupyabq.org/2011/12/31/new-years-revolution-march-123011-video-segment/ [...]
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