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Old 11-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #376
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Serious question--does anyone know why the (self-professed) 'anarchist' contingent seems so much larger in the Pacific Northwest than elsewhere? Is it an outgrowth of the radical arm of the environmental movement or something?


L A has been pretty mellow,
most of the anarchy has been in Oakland, CA and some in Portland, OR
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #377
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My guess is that in a liberal town, the most left are often the extremists. Left in NYC is different from left in Oakland is different from left in Miami.



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Old 11-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #378
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L A has been pretty mellow,
most of the anarchy has been in Oakland, CA and some in Portland, OR
Right...but that more or less confirms the observation, doesn't it? I mean I've always thought of the 'Pacific Northwest,' at least as a cultural zone, comprising WA, OR and northern CA...is that not the case?

It just seems like such a prominent and consistent feature of large demonstrations in that region in recent years that there's always a contingent of (often violent) "anarchists" along for the ride. I don't remember that being the case before, nor do we usually see that anywhere else in the US. In Europe too, they're much more notably present in some countries and cities (Barcelona, Athens...) than others. So I was wondering why that was.
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yeah, after a re-read the would be the Pac NW.

There are just more radicals there, major pot growers in the area, Black Panthers came out of Oakland, Oakland has radical roots back to the 20s and 30s.

It seems being close to the coast, one is more liberal. Go over a state to Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, not so liberal.
The Southern part of CA has been more conservative.

Analyzing it a bit more, it seems the same on the east coast.

NE coastal liberal. SE not so much, Go inland one state less liberal.

I blame the cold ocean air.
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I think I am heading towards Headache "I hate hippies" territory with this at this point.

If they had any sense or organization beyond being a bunch of boobs with some leisure hours to flush down the toilet, they would be marching on D.C. and occupying the capital rotunda.

I just think they're going after the wrong target, if any target at all, in Wall Street.
Some are heading to D.C.

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I hope these guys load up their Facebooks real good, with pictures and stories of all these wonderful sacrifices they are making for all of our benefits

one place they will never occupy?

is any of the several rental housing units I provide for decent members of the 99 %,
nice affordable units, within a block of the beach here is sunny California.
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Seems like public opinion here on OWS has changed quite a bit over the last few weeks.
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they earned it.
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Oh I'm not disagreeing that they earned the change in opinion. It's just interesting how fast and hard that change came
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If the Tea Party decided to take on long term protests the same thing would have happened, the more extreme factors(which were already present) would have taken over. It's just the nature of the beast. There are less and less people that associate themselves with the tea party today and it all has to do with exposure.
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Now if only some of the rest of us would take the incentive to get off our whiny asses and campaign for a constitutional amendment that would actually end the cozy relationship between Washington and Wall Street. Otherwise it's never going to happen...to wait for a political hero to fix it is to misunderstand the system.
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Now if only some of the rest of us would take the incentive to get off our whiny asses and campaign for a constitutional amendment that would actually end the cozy relationship between Washington and Wall Street. Otherwise it's never going to happen...to wait for a political hero to fix it is to misunderstand the system.
Here's the problem as I see it. It would take a joint effort by both sides, so that would be a feat in and of itself to recognize they have something in common. And then it would take people with political power to willingly commit political suicide. Do these people exist?
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I still disagree that marching on Washington would do anything. Wall Street hires Washington. Campaign money is what elects people, not votes.
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And then it would take people with political power to willingly commit political suicide. Do these people exist?
Oh no, we'd be talking state legislators. A national convention as per Article 5. Federal legislators are way too massively dependent on campaign contributions to do the job.
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