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Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 1, 2011, 11:59 a.m. EST by spokaneman (0)
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HOW TO RE-INJECT VIGOR / BOLSTER / LEND CREDIBILITY TO ... THE ows CAUSE :::::

being too enmeshed in the process, it's difficult for ows people to see things objectively.

i'm not enmeshed.

i see that big business / government (ie, the elite establishment) do not respect the ows movement & its participants, therefore it has little chance of getting a good foothold & making a long-term difference.

(always w media coverage) here are steps to help alleviate that:::::

  1. big business / government need to be advised on how to deal creatively w ows: for instance, "rather than calling out the police, come & talk to us, our ows representatives. we're peaceful; we're intelligent; we have valid complaints; we represent the 99% -- people who vote & purchase products/services. meet with us at x o'clock, at _."

      (dealing w big business / government in general is too diffuse &, therefore, ineffective, SO one or two or three representative organizations should be chosen (ie, trustees/upper management of a big bank &/or financial services firm &/or pharmaceutical or oil giant &/or a city council &/or university.)
    
  2. purposes / goals of ows need to be specific & made clear to the media, big business, government entities.

  3. big business & government entities need to be made aware of exactly what is expected of them (steps to take, concessions to make,...) to help achieve the goals.

  4. big business / government need to be made aware of the consequences (negative press, unpopularity (eg, "unamericanness") of their corp/products/services, boycotts, loss of investors, fall in stock prices,...) if they do not help or cooperate to achieve the goals.

ALSO:::::

  • those who represent ows -- in front of the media / big business / government -- should dress nicely, be intelligent & well informed & speak that way too.
  • keep encampments clean & neat.
  • discourage those who join the movement/encampments simply as an opportunity to "crash," hangout,...

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