Perhaps Occupy Portland will help us unlearn our learned helplessness
Early Saturday afternoon, Steve Novick said something that rattled around inside my head for the rest of the weekend.
"A week ago," Novick said, "it didn't occur to me that as a City Council candidate, I should be thinking about using the power of the city's money to get banks to think more humanely and rationally in their foreclosure practices.
"The occupation movement is helping some of us unlearn our learned helplessness."
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Posted on Nov. 22, 2011
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