Posted 5 years ago on July 14, 2012, 7:54 p.m. EST by TerriLee
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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.
"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?