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Occupy World

From NYC to Everywhere

All over the globe people are rising up and demanding their rights in a worldwide rally of discontent as protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement spread around the world on Saturday.

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Anonymous

Again, so the real problem here is banks and corporations pay off our politicians. This needs to stop happening. It could be that simple.

Anonymous

Again, so the real problem here is banks and corporations pay off our politicians. This needs to stop happening. It could be that simple.

Anonymous

Yes, and let's keep religion out of the protest movement:

I think that sectarian religion practices should not be a part of Occupy Wall St.for the following two reasons: First, religious fundamentalism was specifically used by the Republicans in their war on our government and on progressive democracy which resulted in the current financial disaster. Fundamental Christians of both protestant and catholic persuasions, were promised strong legislative support of their "family" values (anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research, anti-evolution, anti-sex education, pro-vouchers to parochial schools, pro prayers in school graduations, athletic events...) if they looked the other way when Republican and Conservative lawmakers acted to sell our country to right-wing wealthy corporations by dismantling our essential regulations and safety nets, collective bargaining, and the governmental agencies that protect workers, consumers and the environment and while they created huge tax loopholes for the very wealthy. The end result of this deal with the religious was financial meltdown and the concentration of more than 43% of the total wealth of the country in and control the politicians and mass media by the richest 1%.

Secondly virtually all sectarian religions have fanatical self interest which they justify on the basis of the "survival" of their "people," "culture," or "nation." This type of irrational and fanatic loyalty leads to war, ethnic cleansing, discrimination and hate. I wonder if the Jews who celebrated rosh hashanah and kol nidre would be happy sharing the platform with atheists like myself who eschew both sectarianism and religion or with a roman catholic celebration of mass or an islamic celebration of ramadan.

Anonymous

Yes, and let's keep religion out of the protest movement:

I think that sectarian religion practices should not be a part of Occupy Wall St.for the following two reasons: First, religious fundamentalism was specifically used by the Republicans in their war on our government and on progressive democracy which resulted in the current financial disaster. Fundamental Christians of both protestant and catholic persuasions, were promised strong legislative support of their "family" values (anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research, anti-evolution, anti-sex education, pro-vouchers to parochial schools, pro prayers in school graduations, athletic events...) if they looked the other way when Republican and Conservative lawmakers acted to sell our country to right-wing wealthy corporations by dismantling our essential regulations and safety nets, collective bargaining, and the governmental agencies that protect workers, consumers and the environment and while they created huge tax loopholes for the very wealthy. The end result of this deal with the religious was financial meltdown and the concentration of more than 43% of the total wealth of the country in and control the politicians and mass media by the richest 1%.

Secondly virtually all sectarian religions have fanatical self interest which they justify on the basis of the "survival" of their "people," "culture," or "nation." This type of irrational and fanatic loyalty leads to war, ethnic cleansing, discrimination and hate. I wonder if the Jews who celebrated rosh hashanah and kol nidre would be happy sharing the platform with atheists like myself who eschew both sectarianism and religion or with a roman catholic celebration of mass or an islamic celebration of ramadan.

Anonymous

Live and let live! Religion is not the cause for conflict. If we had inqusition in Europe we also had WWI and WWII which was caused by the people of science. True Religion asks people to be merciful, kind, spiritual, and midful. Malcom X was a Muslim. MLK was a Christian. If communism were good would have flown in Russia. If Capitalism were good people had health insurance, leisure time, disposable income, comfort, sincereity and care towards each other. Republicans claim they are religious but we all know they act "confederate". Our objection now is not that we envy what 1% have and we don't have. Our dilemma is the rampant immorality, unaccountability, and post-modernism. Our leaders under undue influence? Gays marrying in churches? Pro-life but pro war? Kids sleeping around disrespecting their parents? Stuck with Israel impunity? We befriend China and Russia? Big Retail killing small business? Fed unknown? Cronyism OK? Sacreilege in Media? Media 1% propaganda machine? The Educated mercenaries? Many profiteering and many silent? As a matter of fact, I believe, the more we ask the almighty for help against the corrupt 1% the more we got a chance to come together. So let's pray and we shall overcome!

Anonymous

Live and let live! Religion is not the cause for conflict. If we had inqusition in Europe we also had WWI and WWII which was caused by the people of science. True Religion asks people to be merciful, kind, spiritual, and midful. Malcom X was a Muslim. MLK was a Christian. If communism were good would have flown in Russia. If Capitalism were good people had health insurance, leisure time, disposable income, comfort, sincereity and care towards each other. Republicans claim they are religious but we all know they act "confederate". Our objection now is not that we envy what 1% have and we don't have. Our dilemma is the rampant immorality, unaccountability, and post-modernism. Our leaders under undue influence? Gays marrying in churches? Pro-life but pro war? Kids sleeping around disrespecting their parents? Stuck with Israel impunity? We befriend China and Russia? Big Retail killing small business? Fed unknown? Cronyism OK? Sacreilege in Media? Media 1% propaganda machine? The Educated mercenaries? Many profiteering and many silent? As a matter of fact, I believe, the more we ask the almighty for help against the corrupt 1% the more we got a chance to come together. So let's pray and we shall overcome!

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