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Forum Post: A new music video featuring OWS!

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 6, 2012, 3:52 p.m. EST by greenberger (2)
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Over the past year, at different rallies I asked OWS folks "if you could ask Obama one question, what would it be?" I filmed them holding their questions, and combined that footage into a music video about Obama's lack of action. The results are here: https://vimeo.com/50875160

please spread the word!



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[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 5 years ago

I liked the video and agree with its critique of Obama. Indeed we are left to follow our consciences. We can join with Romney's base and give them encouragement or we can join with Obama's base and encourage them to fight. We know what Romney stands for - he despises 47 percent of the people and was caught saying so. He has rallied the most retrograde and despicable elements of American society against the black president. This move has to be repulsed and repudiated. Then we need to get serious as to whether we want an effective movement that has leadership and demands and that represents an invitation to the black community or whether we prefer navel gazing.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

B@rack Obummer : "Why is your board of Economic Advisers filled with Criminals ?" & "Why are we closing Schools and Fire Houses but giving Millionaires Tax Breaks ?" - were amongst my favourites, tho' there were so many good questions - indeed they almost ALL were ! I highly recommended this forum-posted video !! Good Job 'Grnbrgr' & 'D' !!! Power To Your Elbow !! More Please !

On a not dissimilar tip, "The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy" & :

Thanx again 'g & D' & njoy ;-)

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 0 points by yobstreet (-575) 5 years ago

Nice... really cool.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 5 years ago

Yeah yob I;m talking to you fuckface. http://occupywallst.org/forum/yobstreet-defender-of-the-mormons-is-not-your-frie/

Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater (February 27, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American political consultant and strategist to the Republican Party. He was an advisor of U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

This is why I will hold my nose and vote against Romney in the only way that counts. People who come here urging progressives to abstain or vote for Romney by stealth (back a mini third party) are uniting with the ghost of Lee Atwater. http://www.pensitoreview.com/2011/08/17/roves-brain-lee-atwater-in-1981-gop-push-for-budget-cuts-is-stealth-racism/

In 1981 Interview, ‘Rove’s Brain’ Lee Atwater Connects the Dots Between Jim Crow Racist Policies and GOP’s Push for Budget Cuts

Jon Ponder | Aug 17, 2011

Lee Atwater

In 1981, the late Lee Atwater, political mentor to Karl Rove and George W. Bush and one of the originators of today’s Republican propaganda attack machine, was interviewed anonymously by political scientist Alexander P. Lamis for his book, Two-Party South. In the interview, Atwater explained how the GOP, in its appeal to Southern voters starting with Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy, reconfigured overtly racist policies from the Jim Crow era into Reagan-era economic policies, including particularly budget cuts targeting the poor: LEE ATWATER: As to the whole Southern strategy that [Nixon political strategist] Harry S. Dent, Sr. and others put together in 1968, opposition to the Voting Rights Act would have been a central part of keeping the South. Now [the new Southern Strategy of Ronald Reagan] doesn’t have to do that. All you have to do to keep the South is for Reagan to run in place on the issues he’s campaigned on since 1964 and that’s fiscal conservatism, balancing the budget, cut taxes, you know, the whole cluster.

QUESTIONER: But the fact is, isn’t it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

ATWATER: You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger” — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

(Sources: Hullaballoo, New York Times)