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Forum Post: OWS Needs a Plan: The 4-Point Plan to Save America

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 11:50 p.m. EST by HitGirl (2263)
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We have witnessed a sustained, "institutional-style" Republican assault on America for the last thirty-plus years. It is "institutional" because it is not tied to one person. Ronald Reagan came and went; ditto for Newt Gingrich; Tom DeLay; two Bushes and the same will be true for the right wing talkers. Fox will be there regardless of the people on the screen. Like Wall Street, these elements will always be there, not dependent on one personality. The right wing has a natural advantage, since it speaks for and advances the corporate agenda; it is funded by global multinationals. The Koch Brothers and their spawn will perpetuate themselves indefinitely...

-Norman Goldman

Link to Norm's 4-Point Plan to save America...

http://normangoldman.com/blog/blog-details.asp?BID=180

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[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

I like Norman Goldman because he is fair in his assessments, he knows the law, he knows history, and he knows how to translate knowledge into action. This is not an idle post. This is what needs to be done.

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Thus, we have launched a four-part plan to act to save America. 1) One is simple but very important: Encourage people to run for office. Now, this is not for everyone, but we need to find people, from the pool of us, who can enter the political realm and displace these career politicians who have screwed up everything. If you cannot run for office, consider volunteering for a local elected official or party committee. You will get to know key people and the feeling of empowerment is AWESOME! Just 3 hours a week is plenty - like a Thursday afternoon, answering phones, working on the computers; writing letters. ALL of this is needed work and you WILL be appreciated! Chances are good you will meet the politician and maybe this will help get you to run or be appointed to local office!

2) The second thing is to have a radio home for whistle blowers; a place where people with knowledge of scandals and wrongdoing (public and private) can leak documents and information to expose scandals. This is a "WikiLeaks for radio" and can be accessed by sending e-mails to norm@normangoldman.com and putting "Radio Leaks" in the subject line. As I said on the radio, I will do my level best to protect the leakers; it helps being a lawyer! Using software like TOR or I2P, people can hide their identities, if they so choose, and leak anonymously. Or, people can use Internet cafes and public libraries (make sure not to leave your real name) to send material. I will fight all lawsuits and subpoenas and gather up other lawyers to fight efforts to discover identities of leakers, of course at no charge. I will claim the journalist privilege and while I cannot guarantee anonymity, if the whistleblowers take steps to hide their identities, I can help as well.

3) The third thing is to use state ballot initiatives to put our agenda before the people. I am tired of waiting on Washington. Something like 24 states have citizen initiative provisions; we should turn the tables on Karl Rove and put our agenda on state ballots - just like Rove did to swell turnout in the 2004 election, with "ban gay marriage" initiatives.

4) The fourth thing is the most ambitious but perhaps most vital: To create or find a quarterback to knit together the progressive infrastructure and get a coordinated message out in the public. Raising money to place billboards by highways ("Tax Fairness Balances The Budget" and "Outsourcing is a Job Killer - Bring The Jobs Home") and running TV and radio commercials constantly (not just at election time) to issue advocate, not candidate advocate, would counter "The American Crossroads" campaign of Karl Rove and his corporate sponsors. We would need an Obama-style base of small donors, plus a group of middle and larger donors to sustain the effort for years to come. I am talking about a constant, relentless effort here - not a one-shot deal. Patience is a virtue.

[-] 2 points by salinsky (27) 2 years ago

In order to assert that the OWS is 99% of the US public, the OWS leadership must make the US-Military, and Cops, and Prison Guards comfortable in the OWS tent.

Probably the #1 failure of OWS is this mythology that some hidden 1% control's the Cop's, and Military killers that the USA keeps on its chain.

The fact is the USA cops and military love to kill, its in their blood, they were bred to kill, so why does the OWS embrace killers?

My pet theory is that all inclusiveness even to sociopath's is that its exactly what OWS wants a 100's of millions of mindless Bot's with blood-lust and jealousy the notion that other peoples wealth is theirs for the taking.

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

I have known both police officers and soldiers and I don't mind telling you that your simple-mined insults, such as "The fact is the USA cops and military love to kill, its in their blood." just make you look stupid and uninformed.

My pet theory is YOU'RE A HORSES ASS!

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

learn what outsourcing is first

[-] 4 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Norman Goldman is an attorney. I imagine he knows what outsourcing is.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

ok and so does anyone that takes a college econ class

outsourcing vs offshoring

outsourcing is send the business within the country and area. example sending the part to be welded in a shop down the street because they do it better or have the equipment.

offshoring is what you mean, by sending your job or work overseas example car factory leaving for china or mexico

so lose the attitude please when someone criticizes you it is not bad it us sharing our knowledge or ideas. Being someone with an English degree i think you would understand this concept.

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Outsourcing n. The procuring of services or products, such as the parts used in manufacturing a motor vehicle, from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs.

This does not exclude foreign sources as in outsourcing labor to China.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

that is called offshoring

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Would that be the popular use definition or the econ class elitist snob definition?

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

no public school definition take the attitude out of your voice no one likes a bitch

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

The term outsourcing works for me, it works for Norman Goldman and it apparently works for his listeners (he's a radio host). So, sorry it doesn't work for you.

[-] -1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Who the fuck cares? You pretentious twit!

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

because spreading false information is wrong and should be corrected

[-] 1 points by owsleader2014 (8) 2 years ago

No offense but sounds like more of the same 'status-quo',...

The USA was born 100's of years ago on $1 one vote, and its still that money buys votes, ... MONEY IS THE BLOOD OF POLITICS.

Sadly, money cannot be removed from democracy's such as ours.

The only solution is PURE communal anarchism, if you don't know what that is ... go read Emma Goldman, ... at best everybody should be a leader and put in their time and take turns, ... as soon as you have voting then you end up with legacy family's like BUSH or CLINTON.

Real Democracy like Greece 1,000's of years ago, required all citizens to put in their time, or lose their citizenship.

[-] 3 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Life requires that we be realistic.

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[-] 0 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 2 years ago

at least you referenced your copy/paste not like the Friday13th girl. Can you tell me in your own words what the Koch Brothers have done?

[-] -1 points by TheMisfit (48) 2 years ago

Partisan crap. Keep dividing the people and we will keep failing. You are as much of the problem as the Republicans you so despise. You both use the same playbook but use different talking points.

[-] -2 points by owsleader2014 (8) 2 years ago

Why not post the 4 points, ... why must folks have to be 'tracked' by a foreign link?

Only a fool would click on this honey-pot without the use of TOR.

[-] 3 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

Done.

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