1. Our best strategy is having no strategy. We have no leaders because our movement does not need a leader.
2. We have no property - except our own stuff. We occupy a public place, and claim it as our own to oppose private wealth.
3. We oppose authority - but we want more government spending.
4a. We are American, and we claim to represent 99% of humanity.
4b. As white young articulate North American kids, we defend the world's poor.
5. We oppose capitalism, free trade and the current world corporate system despite that in the past 30 years or so, capitalism and free trade have moved a billion or more people in the world beyond dire poverty.
6. We object to consumerism, and use our iPads to make our message known.
7. We are peaceful anarchists and oppose force - except when we protect ourselves.
At when I read it It seemed like a garden variety rant expressing a clear bias... and I wasnt going to reply. But then I noticed that most of your points are just intellectually dishonest strawmen. For example...
We object to consumerism, and use our iPads to make our message known.
And THEN... I noticed the how much logical fallacy that had been crammed into this single small post, I thought... This might be something special. For example...
As white young articulate North American kids, we defend the world's poor.
Apparently its a contradiction for a young white American to take on the cause of the impoverished?
So yeah... While I almost passed over your post without giving it much thought, I gotta admit Im impressed.
Impressed that you would even bother writing it.
And Impressed that at the sheer density of logical fallacy in such a short post.
Edited by dre, 20 November 2011 - 02:48 AM.