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Forum Post: has the public become apathetic about #OWS?

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 4:57 p.m. EST by littlebiggygirl (26) from Hesperia, CA
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there is an apathy developing about #OWS. the public seems tired of it, the media's coverage is waning... how can we reinvigorate #OWS? what can we do to breathe new life into the protests and its ideals? http://littlebiggy.org/4660547



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[-] 2 points by independentmind (227) 7 years ago

Develop a message. A real one.

Your fragmentation is your doom. I said it weeks ago, I say it again now.

[-] 2 points by Kingjoffy (7) 7 years ago

Apathetic is too delicate of a word. "Sick of" is more accurate. Get a large group together, bring attention to your cause and use that attention to build more followers that blossom into a coalition and ride that wave into elected offices and push legislation to make change. OWS had that at the beginning, now it's just a bunch of people who refuse to "shit or get off the pot." (Sorry for the language.) OWS got the attention but doesn't have a coherent or coheaisve message. People who supported the cause are not getting sick of the people. With more and more bad things happening, the media can't continue to put a good spin on the movement.

[-] 1 points by audiman (90) 7 years ago

Also, it's too complicated. When folks protest war for example, that is easy.. Everyone hates war. But OWS has so many topics that folks just do not know what to think. I hear so many folks say "What do they want". I think you know what I mean.

[-] 1 points by audiman (90) 7 years ago

I'm not kidding right now. Don't spend the nights where you are protesting, Dress better. Guys, wear coats and ties. Get a more business look. Hippy stuff was in the 60's. Looks really strange to be hippy like with Iphones. Change your image. Come back in the morning fresh. Make better signs. Stop usuing the F word so much. You need to look better on TV.

[-] 1 points by Jeshurun (10) 7 years ago

Part of the problem is not so much apathy as deliberate interference. Firstly from corporate media and the prolonged campaign to make anyone on any kind of protest out to be either a homeless bum or a druggy regardless of the status and highly educated nature of nearly all the 'protestors' ...they are deliberately - and successfully obscuring the fact that the 99% actually means and represents 99% of the population. Secondly there also seems to be a concerted effort to divide and conquer the people by obscuring the internet pressance on search engines and social media. ...I've also noticed with facebook that all the occupy groups I've liked often fail to come up in a facebook search (when any other friend or page would come up instantly after typing 3 letters - and I never receive occupy posts on my wall despite subscribing ...in the 'instant internet age' those extra few seconds of effort in the midst of so many distractions will no doubt make many simply not check to see what's happening. The 'blockouts' on search engines are also quite infuriating as typing in occupy will in most cases simply lead to a list of corporate 'anti' OWS articles or old media videos from september ... and many current videos are still being lifted from youtube and google video's etc. The majority of people in the nation still incredibly have no idea what occupy is about or where to look for info. This ultimately means that our weekness is communication (as opposed to the media's one deeply floored strength which is manipulation ..lol) . An issue of a statement of actual facts on why change is needed and the true extent to which a mere percentage of the 1% have usurped the democratic process for their own personal ends and interests needs to be made available in a clear and concise way that is not inflamatory and doesn't resonate with the language of a conspiracy theorist. ...The people have simply become so used to relinquishing their democratic responsibilities into the hands of the few that they've forgotten that the power to bring about actual change is theirs and theirs alone. ...the groups on facebook etc need to communicate with each other and post on their 'liker's ' walls to maintain public interest (and the true facts... remembering here that a peacefull day of mass protest in Oakland and the nations largest general strike for decades was not only ignored but reported on only for the violence of a handfull of non ows youth's who were conveniently allowed by police to smash in store fronts and small buisnesses without arrest while 50+ press photographers 'directed' the action) . Maybe it's time for the movement in individual towns and cities to put actual leaflets giving the facts of the movement into the mailboxes of everyone in their area to alert them to the facts and to ask them to participate before the constitution they believe in is completely detroyed?

[-] 1 points by reallycold (34) 7 years ago

No leaderless movement has ever caught on. Remember the Anti Nuke movement, Students for a Democratic Society.

[-] 1 points by Spankysmojo (849) 7 years ago

Yes. Lack of leadership leads to the stagnation that goes nowhere.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago



drawls warmth underneath the sun

melts to a liquid sticky gum

you're sinking slowing in a fuming pit

of stinking fossil fuel


struggling won't do you any good

you'll get stuck further in its hold

it gives in underneath your strength

to pull you further in the pool


The tar pits got you now

and pulls you underground

to where you can not breath,

your body's going down

to harden in a mold

forever underneath


mire mire mire mire


[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 7 years ago

beyond apathy and on to disgust.

[-] 0 points by stevo (314) 7 years ago

who cares about your post?




[-] -1 points by foreverleft (233) 7 years ago

Shitting gets a lot of attention, maybe the shitting group could step up production, perhaps some projectile diarrhea for a change up. That would be much flashier.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

i think the dinosaurs are running