SniggerOctober 9, 2011 Tim WorstallWoo Watch11 Comments These people aren\’t going to get anywhere, are they? previousOccupy whatevernextThere\’s no money in selling petrol you know 11 thoughts on “Snigger” The Englishman October 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm Pure comedy gold -http://takethesquare.net/2011/07/31/quick-guide-on-group-dynamics-in-peoples-assemblies/ is their how to on running assemblies, including such nuggets as “Reminder of the gestures used in an Assembly and suggestions of how to express oneself verbally in concordance with the 15th May Movement style, as approved by the General Assembly.” Remember they are the 99%… Stuck-Record October 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm God. Reminds me of Life of Brian. ‘You are all individuals.’ ‘We are all individuals.’ SadButMadLad October 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm John Lewis says in this that the group is young and hasn’t grown up yet. John Fembup October 10, 2011 at 2:07 am Makes one wonder how “the approved agenda” ever got suggested, much less approved. TimT October 10, 2011 at 6:16 am Yes – they’re not going to get anywhere. And they’re not going to get there very, very slowly. Roger Thornhill October 10, 2011 at 8:37 am One cannot “represent the 99%”, but one can only truly represent oneself. This meeting at least did not permit intimidation of the group into one way based upon loudness. So it is interesting in that it could not agree, for that is probably more honest. In a way I do not want to criticise the group harshly for being honest, open and transparent. Naive, maybe, but I am going to reserve my opinion on that for now until I have learnt more. It does appear to be a movement against something, not in favour of something. It is all very well saying “NO”, but what replaces it? Naturally “The Left” loves “NO”, for they wait, like a spider, to move in to that void when all are yabbering, to present “leadership” and “clarity”, and to then begin the delegitimisation of dissent. John Galt October 10, 2011 at 9:37 am Sorry, but these idiots are no better than the Greeks protesting in Syntagma Sqaure in Athens. They are crying for the world to be different and wailing against reality. The world does not owe them a living and if their living standards are falling (or rather not rising as fast as their living costs), then they should feel some sympathy for the far east with whom they are being equalized. Oh dear! Does equality suck then? clever October 10, 2011 at 10:04 am Why the hell are they repeating what he says like a primary school class????? Philip Walker October 10, 2011 at 10:40 am So a single ‘No’ can force them to stick to the agenda. On the one hand, as Roger says, it’s hard to feel particularly condescending towards a pressure group which is concerned for every member’s opinion. On the other hand, if they really think society at large can operate the basis that a single ‘No’ can force the rest of us to stop what we’re going, then (a) you can understand an awful lot of what they are wanting, and (b) you can understand why they’ll never get it. John Galt October 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm YOU’VE GOT TO BE FUCKING JOKING! TimT October 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm Why the hell are they repeating what he says like a primary school class? It’s because they’re being all inclusive and stuff and want everyone to hear. I read it started in New York because the protesters weren’t allowed to use microphones. It reminds me of some leftist blogs that slavishly provide transcripts and descriptions of every youtube/image that they put up on their blog as a way of being inclusive… in the process turning a relatively simple task (sharing a video or picture on your blog) into something much more time-consuming. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.