Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 4:48 p.m. EST by brightonsage
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Tactics supporting a strategy is what works.
Re the tactics of Occupy. The physical occupation is, shall we say, dicey for the long run. Legally, it is sometimes on thin ice, and leads to a lawbreaker vs law enforcer dynamic which takes the conversation away from the real issues, (yes I know they are overstepping their bounds, but if the control of government is returned to the people, they (that is, we) will stop that sort of thing, besides. cops are part of the 99%, have kids, are losing their union representation etc.This is a case where their job gets nasty.
So, how do we keep the important issues in front of their faces while looking like good people (not thugs)?
I may not have all of the answers but at least I am trying. Here is one. Let's use the new media to allow us to react like lightning.
Targets, are identified and a time and a message is set. At the zero hour, a large mass of 99%er humanity (which is cleverly disguised to look like everyone else, because they are everyone else,) suddenly does a mic check, or otherwise expresses their complaint about the target, they wait for the press to show up, although they were told just before the happening, the press gets some good photos, a quick statement. and the Occupy folks disappear in an orderly fashion, before the cops show up (they will be slow because they have to round up a big force and have to hand out the pepper spray etc.) It is a FLASH OCCUPATION. It is clean, it is legal, it is humane and it is an effective tactic in demonstrating our message, our efficacy and tenacity.
Scale this up to a coordinated FLASH OCCUPATION in 50 cities at exactly the same time. The next one, a rolling FLASH Occupation in 50 state capitols, each starting 15 minutes apart. Have a high school marching band teacher lay out patterns in all sorts of creative ways. It will keep the interest up, OCCUPY MINDS.
Small point. You need to have everyone checking in at a single URL or facebook page for coordination, if you want anonymity. Or, a blast notification by email or twitter with coded football plays for the Occupy pattern, message, targets etc. Our techies can figure out security solutions and the management of resources. Be creative. The Batman logo/99% projection on the NY building, was great. We need a constant stream of innovation. Many on the 1%ers side will wish they could go back to tents in the parks.
This is but one idea, which am I'm sure can be improved upon (and maybe has been already) but let's get started. Think offense, not defense. No need for a few people to get frostbite out there. I honor their sacrifice, but there are better ways. Change the world. OCCUPY their MINDS.