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Forum Post: Anatomy of a Successful Occupy Strategy

Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 7:57 a.m. EST by Komplicit (1)
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  1. First thing that any occupation does is to seize the 'State TV' aka: Main Stream Media. That way the Media cannot continue disseminating their lies against the Occupiers. So, how do we occupy the Main Stream Media? You occupy their Advertiser Sponsors. By that I mean: you first warn the Advertisers who sponsor and pay the salaries of (for example) the 'Hannity Show' on Fox TV that they are supporting the dissemination of lies and abuse against the 99% . You advise them that the 99% demand fair and accurate news coverage. You advise them that their Product Brands are in severe jeopardy if this behavior continues to be subsidized by their marketing agents. If they do not immediately cease and desist sponsoring the deliberate lies and distortions against the 99% / 'Occupy Movement' that their advertised products will be boycotted by the 99%. The 99% will not tolerate their Brands to be complicit to the lies and slurs against them. The Occupiers will expose their complicity and shame anyone who purchases their products. We refuse to be complicit! And so too must the Advertisers refuse to be complicit and stop funding the MSM lies, distortions and propaganda abuse. Their failure to do so will invite their products to be openly and forcefully shamed by the 99%. No advertiser would knowingly risk their Brand being negatively impacted in such a manner.

  2. Second thing is to 'Occupy News Years Eve' celebrations in Times Square and everywhere. Usher in 2012 as the 'Year of Occupy' There is no possible way that the police could differentiate between who is an 'Occupier' and who is merely a city-tourist and you would have complete unhindered access to attend Times Square. Bloomberg is terrified that this might occur. That is why he is so determined to shut 'Occupy' down before the seasonal festivities begin in earnest through December. But do NOT 'Occupy' Macy's Parade or 'Thanksgiving Parade'. These are community events involving family and children and, as such, must remain sacred and off-limits. But New Years in Times Square is a neutral festivity and should Occupied.



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[-] 3 points by Glaucon (296) 9 years ago

Occupying Times Square during New-Year's Eve is a terrible idea. This is a festivity for the 99%. By ruining it for them, you will lose their support. You must Occupy targets that are clear enemies of the people. For the same reason, you should not occupy the Macy's parade, or any other parade where families come with their children. You must be good to the 99%.

[-] 1 points by Komplicit (1) 9 years ago

No one is saying that you should ruin the New Years Eve celebrations. Absolutely not! But you should occupy it ... be heard ... claim the 2012 as the "Year of Occupy"! Let the entire world know ... including Anderson Pooper.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 9 years ago

I have to agree with Glaucon on this. This is a terrible idea. At best, it will upset people that want to enjoy themselves. At worst, it could alienate and anger people. That OWS is crashing their party. Nobody likes a party crasher.

There is also the issue of safety, on many levels. Lots of people "celebrating", some a little too much! The NYPD has the job (God love them) of controlling the crowds to keep everyone safe. I don't think adding to their already sizable responsibility - would sit very well. And it could put lots of people in danger.

[-] 1 points by Glaucon (296) 9 years ago

Definitely, security would be a major issue. Mixing the biggest public party of the year with the biggest public protest of the year is a recipe for absolute and utter disaster. A drunk anti-OWS Biff meeting with an "Occcupy" screaming McFly would not be funny.

[-] 0 points by Glaucon (296) 9 years ago

People go to a New-Year's celebration to have fun, not to hear about politics and the country's problems. If you occupy New-Year's Eve, you'll be considered the biggest party poopers in history. I can already read the headline "Park poopers turned party poopers: The fall of OWS."

[-] 2 points by Meesa (173) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Placing a political message in the Macy's parade, NYE celebration, or other public gatherings where people (the "99%") go with the intention of having a good time is a poor strategy, IMHO. Ditto for other holiday-themed events. People look forward to the holiday season as a chance to relax, spend time with family and friends -- it should not be compromised (ruined) with political messages. Another point is these events are planned and staffed by…the 99% -- weeks of planning and preparations should be respected. Please find other venues to express your voice.

[-] 2 points by powertoothepeople (280) 9 years ago

Occupy Fox News headquarters: 1211 Avenue of the Americas

[-] 1 points by unconditionalbaseincome (20) 9 years ago

Occupy them all... peaceably, friendly and happy.

  • distinction between events is non-sensical
  • these are great opportunities to gain more support
  • show empathy with others who attend these events for their own entertainment
  • let people know that occupiers like to be entertained and have fun as well.

  • and then occupiers go back to work on monday like everyone else.

  • Occupiers are changing the world and not everyone can do that.
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

Why not march in the thanksgiving parade ?

[-] 0 points by owstag (508) 9 years ago

Uh, Thanksgivng is a community event but New Year's isn't? Man are you dumb.

Are you Beavis or Butthead?

[-] 0 points by powertoothepeople (280) 9 years ago

I agree, Times Square is full of annoying tourists on New Years Eve, occupy the hell out of it.

Bring the drummers, full force!


[-] 1 points by Komplicit (1) 9 years ago

They will be all shined an' ready for your most gracious sentiment