Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 5, 2012, 12:18 p.m. EST by mbonem
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I gotta ask you. Do you want to be effective or do you want to get your emotional rocks off?
Are you really thinking you represent all of America? Who gave you that mandate? Please get some perspective.
How can you be arguing tactics, when they don’t even have clearly stated goals, let alone a strategy?
How can you contemplating violence as a tactic, without considering the consequences? Violence will turn most Americans away from your movement. Also you can’t win. The other guy will always have a bigger stick. Think of King, Gandi and Ushiba. Make the police and the FBI your friends. Treat them with the same respect you want. You have nothing to hide (right?). There are even people in the financial industry who support you. Reach out to them. Now is the time to build bridges.
Do you understand the causes of the (economic and political) of our problems: lack of financial regulations, too much money in government, and a poor tax structure. If you’re really serious, look at the causes of our debt and the structure of corporations.
Are you really promoting “revolution”? Yea, look how well that worked for Egypt. Remember the prophetic words of the Who: “Meet the new boss…..Same as the old boss.”
Can you really think anarchy is the answer? (Well it did work for Hitler.) Please see that financial anarchists caused all of this. Regulation would have prevented it. Rules can be good things.
Are you ignoring steps towards real change? You should be shouting from the hill tops and organizing a tsunami of citizen pressure for the House to pass the no-insider-trading bill. Send a message!!!! Then build on that momentum.
This is not just you, but, (almost) nobody is taking responsibility for our part in how we got here. After all, who elected George W. Bush? Twice?
If you really want to be effective in affecting change, study how other social movements got things done. Study the mistakes of New Left. Study the Civil Rights movement. They are an awesome example of how to succeed.