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Forum Post: Art is Resistance

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 22, 2011, 4:08 p.m. EST by sircool2008 (6) from Superior, WI
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As with any movement, idea, or product. It would be nothing without the art that exists to promote it. I admit I have not gotten to NYC, but I have been working the best I can from Duluth, MN to spread the word.

I've met with political groups on campus, have another meeting to explain to the College Democrats what this is all about, facebook has been spammed along with twitter. I plan to print out flyers in the next day or so. If anyone has good art they'd like to share maybe I can print it on the flyers.

Here is a poem that I wrote for all of us! the 99%

Title: We are "The People": A break up Letter to Ameristocracy

http://sir-cool.deviantart.com/#/d4ak0lf

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[-] 1 points by anotheralias (3) 2 years ago

The image of Troy Davis is viral and becoming iconic. Juxtapose a 99% on that image. No clarifying text needed! I can only imagine a small fraction of the millions of discussions it could spark.

[-] 1 points by sircool2008 (6) from Superior, WI 2 years ago

Which Image? that's not a bad idea! a few are pretty viral

[-] 1 points by anotheralias (3) 2 years ago

One image is a photo. Another might be a cartoonized (?) version of the same. Pick one, and go with it. This will be worth far more than the proverbial "1000 words".

[-] 1 points by oftenon (12) from New York, NY 2 years ago

good stuff, liked third paragraph especially - sorry to be pill, but fix typo: "you taint [our] republic"

[-] 1 points by sircool2008 (6) from Superior, WI 2 years ago

oh snap, thanks for pointing that out! Just kind of rushed to get it out to the masses!

[-] 1 points by NoMoreBull (6) 2 years ago

Who stole the Wall St. Bull?

[-] 1 points by jdp55 (2) 2 years ago

There is a lot of internet censorship going on about this. I tried all day to post on several sites and my posts get deleted after they go up. I have called for a congressional investigation. It needs to be a federal crime to interfere with political speech on the web just like it is for the US mail. JD Phillips LCSW

[-] 1 points by sircool2008 (6) from Superior, WI 2 years ago

Good idea!

[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 2 years ago

I'm planning to demonstrate in my town too

[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 2 years ago

I couldn't go so I put my money where my heart and mind is and donated $200. I wish I could go, but I can't - I'm one of the lucky survivors who still has a job to attend to. Hope it can help.

[-] 1 points by sircool2008 (6) from Superior, WI 2 years ago

Yeah, I'd fall way behind in school... if Occupy Chicago lasts i might carpool down for a weekend.