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Can those of us disgusted with this whole process of rapid devolution build a meaningful alternative that goes beyond protest?

Will the soldiers of Occupy unite on a program (or somethin'), or mic-check their way to marginality?

Jeff Smith writes on Daily Beast, " It comes down to something more than a standoff with the local police, a sense that larger issues of economic fairness and citizen enfranchisement are at play, that we can reclaim our government and our commons from the moneyed interests that have co-opted both, and that what had seemed like pipe dreams are moving into reach as the movement's message spreads and its numbers grow.

Those moments alternate with deflating ones, when Occupy feels like a depressing reminder of the world we're stuck with now: tepid protests where unions and the street team of the Democratic Party try to assume the mantle of the occupation.."

At a minimum, can we ask the powers that be to craft a release form for the rest of us--a document like the one iTunes keeps asking us to read and approve in a country dominated by an unresponsive and increasingly brutal oligarchy in which power and privilege is concentrated at the very top of the pyramid?

Are we ready to just read about the demise of democracy and click "Agree?   Or can we decide its time to resist while we still have some time?

There's more to do than cheer the final four!

News Dissector Danny Schechter writes the NewsDissector.net blog. His new book is Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street (Cosmo). His film Plunder is available from plunderthecrimeofourtime.com. 

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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com. See Newsdisssector.org/store.htm.

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