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Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton Jan 29, 2012. 4 Replies

I'd like to start a new thread on the issue I've been concerned with since working with Occupy. During the Winter period the movement risks losing its widespread force and ability to marshal the…Continue

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David Eggleton replied to Peter Jones's discussion Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy
""[R]eassertion of a common moral purpose can only be shown through example and the beauty of Occupy Wall Street was precisely its example of people living together in justice and respect for the movement above each person's…"
Jan 29, 2012
Hannah Arendt Center replied to Peter Jones's discussion Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy
"Hi Peter; You call for Occupy Wall St. to "facilitate the development of a common moral purpose." That is a pressing need and a tall order. Montesquieu understood that virtue was the very essence, the lifeblood, of a republic; he also saw…"
Jan 24, 2012
NDT replied to Peter Jones's discussion Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy
"Kevin Annett speaks of evidence of serious abuse of Canadian natives by Christian institutions.Unless this evil is addressed a common moral understanding is impossible, IMO. "
Jan 23, 2012
David Eggleton replied to Peter Jones's discussion Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy
"I believe it would be practical as well as moral to shift the basis of our lives steadily from consumption in the anywhere economy (aka the big inhumane system) to production in our respective communities/regions.  Without life-supporting…"
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Integrating Deep Purposes of Occupy

I'd like to start a new thread on the issue I've been concerned with since working with Occupy. During the Winter period the movement risks losing its widespread force and ability to marshal the millions toward a common outcome. In other words, the multiple concerns around "issues" that the movement addresses create a kind of social drag that weakens its revolutionary intervention. If all progressive issues are wrapped into Occupy, it just becomes a pseudo-party, like the Tea Party. Even if…See More
Jan 20, 2012
Peter Jones replied to Ben Roberts's discussion 1/16 Vital Conversation: Occupy as a "Leap of Faith"
"Ben - These are powerful questions related to the spirit of Occupy. I won't be able to make today's call, but will try one of the later calls this week. Thanks again for your hosting. FML's new book has a powerful message, and I…"
Jan 16, 2012
Peter Jones commented on Occupy Cafe Stewards's group Occupy 2.0: "New Economic Models"
"David has the two themes simply put: 1) Local pragmatic ideas 2) Global economic systems Local pragmatic economies will not replace your IRA savings. They are the human and humane innovations of creative necessity. People already do this in every…"
Dec 11, 2011
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