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Story last updated at 3:52 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

'Occupiers' united by vision




Contrary to some folks, Wall Street Occupiers are not ignorant Obama-lovers, Iran sympathizers, anti-Semites or lazy, frustrated hippies.

Occupiers come from all walks of life; at a recent OWS rally in Anchorage, I met protesters who are health care workers, teachers, laborers, students and soldiers. I'm a retired oilfield worker, an investor, and I worship a Jew, Jesus.

I don't remember Obama's name coming up at all, either formally or informally and we didn't watch any grainy footage of Khamenie's rants.

As Occupiers, the two main things holding us together are our contempt for the death-grip Big Money has on our political system and our common belief that the game is rigged for the benefit of those who buy off our lawmakers and those who mold public opinion through their control of the media.

This movement has legs; The "General Assembly" decision-making method we use guarantees that everyone has a voice and that the strength of ideas rather than the strength of any one leader will propel us toward a more pure democracy.

Eric Treider

Soldotna

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