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Forum Post: K.I.S.S.......or fail

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 1:45 p.m. EST by Skippy2 (485)
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Keep it Simple Stupid.....We need a simple ,direct action to begin change. Long, complicated manifestos will always fail. Incrementalisim works but takes time. The most dramatic action we can take would be to Vote out ALL the Incumbents we can in 2012. This would shake up the corrupt power structure and demonstrate that the American people can work together. Once demonstrated, our victory would draw more supporters to the movement.



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[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 2 years ago

EXACTLY ! I'm glad SOMEONE get's it !

As far as I'm concerned, we really only need two things, and both have very broad appeal:

1) Get the money out of politics and break up the two-party system to return political power to the people. See http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-the-people-in-order-to-a-proposal/ . As long as we continue to debate over the details of our differences, we become factions with no power just as the status quo prefers. Once we have an uncorrupted democracy, we can use it to settle all our minor differences regarding taxation, regulation, etc.

2) Teach the people to exercise their power as members oft he largest consumer market in the world buy making informed and responsible purchasing decisions. See http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-power-of-the-people/ .

Note, in regards the second item, I compiled the shopping guidelines we developed under a forum post here and hosted them at http://bit.ly/DoYourBit where they are widely accessible and can be shared via social networks. Please read the guidelines and, if you agree, spread the http://bit.ly/DoYourBit link as far and wide as possible using e-mail, twitter, facebook, etc. We need a LOT of people on board if we are to have an impact. There are no ads at http://bit.ly/DoYourBit, and I do not receive any reward other than the satisfaction of helping Americans use their economic power to change America. Please help !

I am finding these two simple ideas resonate well with people regardless of their political persuasion. Trimming our message back to these basics improves are acceptance by a broad swath of America while improving our image and maximizing our power to effect real change.

[-] 1 points by 99time (90) 2 years ago

Elections are a better check --albeit insufficient -- on official actions than auto-disposal.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20604) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

To do this requires overwhelming popular support. In red states this will require message discipline.

To achieve either we must first focus attention on campaigns of direct action that a) generate media attention; b) result in voter approval