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Forum Post: A COLOR to Unite: The American Fall REvolution

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 3, 2011, 9:20 p.m. EST by ghost1love (35)
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I want to propose we make more ways for the rest of the 99% to be subtly subversive and show support for the occupations happening across the US. One way would be to adopt a color, a COLOR that gives deeper significance to the movement in the USA. I propose that color be ORANGE/NARANJO. This is not to say that there should be one color for all people, but that, following the historical and global cultural manifestation of choosing a representative color, all colors of all the revolutions will eventually UNITE and form the full rainbow humanity represents.

Heres why ORANGE:

Orange is a color that represents Autumn . Autumn represents CHANGE, changing the system. American FALL Revolution via Dr. Cornel West at the 9/27 general assembly.

Orange is a symbol for joy and giving birth. Orange also represents spiritual energy and healing, it is an empowering color for celebration.

GIVING BIRTH to the power of the 99%, giving birth to a new movement, CELEBRATE the unification of the 99%.

Spiritually, Orange represents joy which is considered the catalyst of acting on faith to receive God's blessings.

Orange for Acting on FAITH that the 99% can collectively determine their own destiny.

FAITH that the movement WILL end GREED and CORPORATE Personhood, FAITH that the movement will create a collective, participatory, inclusive way of life for all of humanity.

Orange is considered to be a "happy color," representing the aspect of joy which raises the spirits and invigorates the observer.

INVIGORATES all observers to become ACTIVE Participants in the Movement and OCCUPATIONS.

HAPPY that our moment to SHINE is NOW.

The second chakra, which is orange, is located near the womb and is therefore associated with creativity.

CREATIVITY of the 99% to devise NEW ways of life, new MODES of DEMOCRATIC participation.

The WOMB as the site of BIRTH, CREATION, the power of the FEMININE to bring into being a more collectively responsible and connected world.

ORANGE: safety color, for SAFETY of NON-VIOLENT OCCUPIERS and PROTESTERS. SAFETY of all people to enjoy food, clothes, shelter, education, and healthcare, I.E. HUMAN RIGHTS.

Orange to take away the power of NYPDs orange 'kettling nets'.

Orange for the SUN to shine on the darkness of GREED and moneyOVERpeople.

Orange for the spiritual fire that will burn down the anti-human ways of BABYLON.

Orange in dreams is a sign of equalization/balance/temperance. Orange stands stoically b/t the raging initiations of red, and the themes awareness/realizations of yellow.

Orange is the fulcrum and our perception the teeter-totter. When we dream in oranges, we are asked to consider what is in-balance (or need of balance) in our lives.

Orange offers messages of harmony and contentment too - often achieved through a specific (sometimes lengthy) cycle of time.

Orange also asks us to build up our immunities, freshen up our routines and engage in practices that enhance our daily lives.

so, thats my 2 cents, but I think its worth a nickle :)



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[-] 2 points by rocdad (4) 8 years ago

The forum moderator should remove all links to the trinkets being sold at profit in movements name!

[-] 2 points by rocdad (4) 8 years ago

Ghost1love is a spam troll selling product! The movement now needs to decide on any color but orange

[-] 1 points by willrosswriter (69) from Crystal Lake, IL 8 years ago

The Orange Unity Wristband Scumbags, please note: http://24hourwristbands.com/?mysrc=google These cost .33 cents to make in bulk or less. They cost less than a dollar to ship. So... 4.99? Really?

[-] 1 points by ghost1love (35) 8 years ago

Wow. The more people in on this the harder it gets to stay on point. We are talking about choosing a COLOR for the OCCUPATION - you can call IT whatever you want. its a global thang, yall don't see that? Americans are stepping up to RECOGNIZE the negative influence of our 1% locally AND globally, then we can ORGANIZE locally AND globally and then DECOLONIZE our muthf*&%in civilization. ORANGE - FYAH BUN provocateurs, trolls, people in advertising (lol Bill Hicks) and time wasters. lets take the STATISTICO speak to its own thread. FOCUS people.

[-] 1 points by powertothepeople (1264) 8 years ago

The whole "you're not the 99%" must have been a fox talking point tonight.

[-] 0 points by ows99percent (1) 8 years ago

Excellent write-up; Support the MOVEMENT! Get your ORANGE Unity wrist bands / bracelets at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250912728139#ht_692wt_1139

[-] 1 points by ghost1love (35) 8 years ago

word em up. Please send someone up to union square and ask one of the african brothers (there is a young dude across from the park on 14th) to come down and sell these http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/103356173/Orange_Pashmina_scarf_Shawl.html

say asalaam alaykum. ask him to sell them for 5 and donate a dollar per scarf to occupy wall st. they still making money, trust me. orange.

if you can get some occupy wall st funds (ask GA) to order some of the wrist bands to give out for donation, that'd get it rollin.

[-] 0 points by 200kEducation (15) from Washington, DC 8 years ago

quit calling it the 99%, everyone knows that the upper 50% actually have full time jobs and don't have time to sit on sidewalks bitching about how bad America is.

[-] 1 points by butterflyprincess37 (45) from Fort Collins, CO 8 years ago

just because you don't have time to go protest doesn't mean you're not part of the 99%. I smell a troll. if you weren't one, you would know "99%' refers to the poorest 99%

I like the idea of orange. it's a nice vibrant color (plus I'm a broncos fan ;) )

[-] 1 points by 200kEducation (15) from Washington, DC 8 years ago

I understand the "poorest 99%" deal, but you do realize that said "poorest 99%" includes people making well over 6-figure incomes, correct? People who are not hurting at all, people who do not see a broken system because the system is rewarding them handsomely for their efforts, their ingenuity, their entrepreneurial spirit.

I understand the value of marketing and being a member of the poorest 99% certainly is more uniting that being against the richest 1% but I think you will have an exceedingly hard time finding anyone at all that is a member of the 75th percentile or higher that is behind this OCW movement.

...just saying.

[-] 1 points by butterflyprincess37 (45) from Fort Collins, CO 8 years ago

I agree with you. focusing on just the top 1% is misguided. the top 1% owns 37% of all the wealth, if you include the other top 9%, you're now up to 72% of the wealth. but I suppose "99%" sounds better.

[-] 0 points by 200kEducation (15) from Washington, DC 8 years ago

Considering the well-documented fact that 47% of Americans don't pay any taxes at all, I think we're approaching a solution here.

[-] 1 points by Justakid (40) from Villa Rica, GA 8 years ago

Er...you know what the payroll tax is, yes? All employed Americans pay it.

[-] 1 points by ghost1love (35) 8 years ago

that what I'm sayin YO. Even those who can't BE there may support the cause. No one down here is judging, we all do what we can. We need to help each other with POSITIVE ideas for things we can DO, TOGETHER. A color would help those who have to work or stay at home with their kids or travel (i.e. can't occupy) to express their support, and at least admit something needs to be done NOW about corporate greed and irresponsibility, political influence because of wealth, and accountability for OUR DEMOCRACY.