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Forum Post: Revitalize OWS: Run a Foreclosed Home for President

Posted 2 years ago on July 14, 2012, 7:54 p.m. EST by TerriLee (-24)
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  • Run a Foreclosed home for President
  • Devise a logo and catchphrase
  • Develop a Narrative for the Foreclosed Home
  • Run a 'campaign'
  • Have the Foreclosed Home "speak" at rallies, conferences
  • Make it go nationwide

This is a 'mock' election ---- a gimmick, stunt --- to bring attention to OWS so that the cameras, lights, and microphones pivot toward the foreclosed home 'candidate' to hear its platform, ideas, 'promises' -- it is a creative method to reposition OWS in the 'spotlight' once more to get it's ideas out. it will be the ONLY "candidate" by, of, and for the people.

It is in the spirit of Abbie Hoffman and the Chicago 8 who said that when it comes to The Establshment 'use anything you've got!'

Hoffman et. all were masters of creativity, stunt, and being a general nuisance!


Abbie Hoffman: "Fighting against the sytem is such an incredible fucking challenging game in this country.

Abbie Hoffman:

"Fighting against the sytem is such an incredible fucking challenging game in this country. How do you move all these fucking..I mean, if I was in Albania -- my god -- the cost of being a dissident in Albania...you know every step, every move, you know there are only five or six things you can do.

In America...I mean this is like extremely complicated...any revolution here...in the end it's for the hell of it.

It's a fucking game. You have to study the game. You have to try and play the game as intensely as you can and you have to use every tool you can.

If you're funny -- you have to use it.

If you're cute -- you have to use it.

Whatever you got, you have to use it.

And so it really hurts, you know, when people come up to you...people in the subway come up to you and say, 'Oh, my god! Look at him! He looks so good! So rich!'

What am I doing in the fucking subway. What am I doing in jail?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97XUepRn0Cs&feature=related

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[-] 2 points by RedAngelPdx (5) 2 years ago

Why waste your vote for a building when you could vote for an actual human being that could get elected? Jill Stein for example, or another third party candidate. We must begin thinking strategically about how to change the system and being silly does not cut it.

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

Give up on all Third Party candidates and parties -- DEAD END. Besides, this is a gimmicky, mock, candiate -- it's a PRANK! A spoof -- it is not 'official'. The point is to attract attention to keep the spotlight on OWS

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

This is a 'mock' election ---- a gimmick, stunt --- to bring attention to OWS so that the cameras, lights, and microphones pivot toward the foreclosed home 'candidate' to hear its platform, ideas, 'promises' -- it is a creative method to reposition OWS in the 'spotlight' once more to get it's ideas out. it will be the ONLY "candidate" by, of, and for the people.

[-] 1 points by rmgg56 (2) from Irwin, PA 2 years ago

From the desk of FORECLOSED HOME and REPO-CAR, candidates for Prez and Vice: "Now the insolvent banks say they own us, but how can a bank with no money own anything?"

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

REVITALIZE OWS -- RUN A FORECLOSED HOME FOR PRESIDENT!

The 2012 Presidential Race is Boring, Rigged, Contrived -- let's spice it up and revitilize OWS -- let's 'run' a FORECLOSED HOME for President -- the candidate for the 99%

https://www.facebook.com/groups/449755125044812/

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

Right on rmgg56!!

[-] 1 points by rmgg56 (2) from Irwin, PA 2 years ago

Dare Obomney to enter "The Foreclosure Zone"! Heal the Liberal/Conservative divide!

[-] 1 points by mpomo (2) 2 years ago

We could invade the sacred space of the ballot

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

Well, I think it will be a 'mock' candidate -- forget the system hoopla! It's a farce. The point is to attract the media so it gets attention -- mic, cameras, lights. It needs to be a bit outrageous!

[-] 1 points by mpomo (2) 2 years ago

Can we get it on any ballot(s)?

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

It needs to be really wacky and interesting so that it will grab the media's attention!

[-] 1 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

Let's develop this -- we can run a mock presidential campaign. The foreclosed home can have a 'narrative' -- it can do 'interviews'

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

This is the type of creative stuff that I love.

[-] 0 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

I slept on it! I woke up and I loved the idea of running a 'house' in the 2012 Presidential Election even more!

A 'house' symbolizes security, family, love, safety and shelter

[-] 0 points by TerriLee (-24) 2 years ago

Abbie Hoffman: "Fighting against the sytem is such an incredible fucking challenging game in this country.

Abbie Hoffman:

"Fighting against the sytem is such an incredible fucking challenging game in this country. How do you move all these fucking..I mean, if I was in Albania -- my god -- the cost of being a dissident in Albania...you know every step, every move, you know there are only five or six things you can do.

In America...I mean this is like extremely complicated...any revolution here...in the end it's for the hell of it.

It's a fucking game. You have to study the game. You have to try and play the game as intensely as you can and you have to use every tool you can.

If you're funny -- you have to use it.

If you're cute -- you have to use it.

Whatever you got, you have to use it.

And so it really hurts, you know, when people come up to you...people in the subway come up to you and say, 'Oh, my god! Look at him! He looks so good! So rich!'

What am I doing in the fucking subway. What am I doing in jail?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97XUepRn0Cs&feature=related