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Ted Rall: Occupy Co-Option Schemes
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2012-03-28 12:42:34



Ted Rall: Passive Resistance Comics
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2012-01-25 11:46:55



Ted Rall: Occupy Public Education
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2011-12-28 11:53:43



Occupy Doesn’t Have a Platform – It Is a Platform
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2011-12-17 11:53:20

The Occupy movement comes under frequent attack from the institutional Left (and, it goes without saying, from the liberal establishment) for not offering a clear list of official demands – for, in other words, not offering a platform.

But that criticism misses the point. Occupy doesn’t have a single platform, in the sense of a list of demands. But it is a platform – a collaborative platform, like a wiki. Occupy isn’t a unified movement with a single list of demands and an official leadership to state them. Rather, Occupy offers a toolkit and a brand name to a thousand different movements with their own agendas, their own goals, and their own demands – with only their hatred of Wall Street and the corporate state in common, and the Occupy brand as a source of strength and identity.


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Mr. Potter’s Offer: Occupy “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2011-12-15 17:52:10

This time of year the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life comes out of storage and is broadcast on TV, or pulled out of a video collection. In some places, including the Quad Cities, it will be shown in a theater. It’s showing at the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University on Saturday, December 18, at 1 p.m., with audience response encouraged.

As was typical with director Frank Capra’s later films, it wasn’t made primarily to be a blockbuster the way Hollywood films are often planned today. It was made so that Frank Capra could teach a few lessons. His later films always included morals.

One crucial lesson in It’s a Wonderful Life is taught when Mr. Potter, the most powerful and intimidating man in Bedford Falls, offers George Bailey, his do-gooder nemesis, a job. Potter wants to destroy George’s family-owned company, the Bailey Building & Loan. So driven by that most basic of sins – greed – Potter offers to make Bailey his paid lackey.


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