Posted 3 years ago on Jan. 1, 2012, 8:17 a.m. EST by gsw
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LEARN FROM THE TEA party? Some of their members LIKE the 99 Percent declaration. https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/ Wrap them in your arms and help them.
The TEA party was EFFECTIVE in their goals because they had GOALS, had a public relations plan, had leaders, worked in the system, and did not try to emphasize their "radical-ness" but their historic roots Tea, Boston, anti-tax, constitution. They were out there, but not too far out. BE THE TEA PARTY'S NEW LEFT WING, AND OVERCOME THEM BY YOUR NUMBERS, ARGUMENTS. AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.
OWS must consider changing procedures, make itself presentable "mainstream" OWS is now THE PATRIOTS. be pro-for AMERICA, positive. Anti doesn't hold together-throws Americans for a loop, Modify the political system. ( I like the idea of ga's as a social movement, but to run a government???)
Therefore, you will need two branches: 1. POLITICAL 2 Nonprofit educational/social
- NOW BE PATRIOTS or THE SONS OF LIBERTY: OWS should change their name brand to a mainstream concept Americans can relate to, Numerous posts quote Washington, Jefferson as founders, forward thinking philosophers, radicals who were not afraid of saying how things are, and standing up for their issues on the merits of the issues. To run a government, I don't know if "mic check" is going to always work"
This PAC could endorse candidates, support them with money, and with your members votes.
Trying to change the system by banging drums and scaring moms with kids may or may not be working. It has gotten everyone's attention, BUT should not necessarily go away, incorporate that aspect in the religious branch if you wish.
2 GA - SOCIAL REVOLUTION You've seen the light, and are now free to practice your"occupy beliefs", if you will, which favors fixing social structures to more sustainable, friendly, connected ways. Now that it's your religion, Practice Away: agnostic or spiritual, doesn't matter-a more humanistic approach, modeled on bhudism for budda was agnostic, and didn't speak to existence of "God" becuause it was unprovable. You will believe in perfecting the individual, interpersonal relations, right actions, and creating a just society based on natural and/or scientific principals. Then you can keep the non-profit status for contributions. But that would not disallow Christian or Muslim believers, or the others. Meld and study all religions, scriptures and beliefs, to apply them to today, and not have any one more "valid" than the other. KNOWLEDGE AND PHILOSOPHY: study of , texts, media, classical and modern scriptures, be inclusive, but not "established" by the government. Education and Social expansion of the movement.
Just consider, where are you going to go from here? How are you going to evolve and change and adapt. You can keep your core of ows believers and practices, but really, I think there needs to be a spin-off soon that ties up with the 99 declaration, can work with politicians, or work against distasteful politicians, so you may need a PAC group as well.
Shoot me down. Or take this criticism as constructively.