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Forum Post: Talking Points For National Media - Remember "He who Defines the Argument Wins!"

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 6:37 p.m. EST by Spike58 (0)
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I would like to do my part by providing talking points that I wish OWS could use in their National press coverage.

  1. Please spread the word that our Individual Freedom and Liberty which the founders and other patriots spilled their blood for; have been taken away from us by the rich, big business, and banking laws!
  2. Please push conservatives to show us where in the Constitution it mandates that Capitalism should be the economic system that runs this country? Really push them on this because there isn’t any such reference!

a. My understanding is that Capitalism was the only economic system at the time that supported ideals of individual freedom and liberty. However, those ideals have been taken away from us by banking and transnationals. It’s time to re-evaluate an economic system that is equitable for all and Not just the rich.

  1. Define the rich, business and banking elite as immoral and not Christian or God Fearing, and that Money is the root of all evil!

Refer to the wealthy elite specifically by name and point that they all have One Thing in Common; They Love Money, they Worship Money! Call them out e.g., Limbaugh, Gingrich, Boehner, Koch Brothers etc.

  1. Americans need to be reminded that the wealthy elite of bankers and big business reject Socialism for everyone else except when they need help.

  2. Socialism didn’t invent four million people in foreclosure, Socialism didn’t invent ten trillion dollars in bailouts, and Socialism didn’t invent Wall Street’s $160 billion bonus pool the year after the crash of its own creation.

  3. Push to define the issue for the 99% to push Congress to enact Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights

  4. Remember “Whoever Defines the Argument Wins!”

  5. Push the mantra that the Government and Conservatives believe: a. Government by the corporations for the corporations b. In Money we trust c. Greed and selfishness is the new way of life. d. Political power triumph over nation and people well-being e. Massive Wealth accumulation at all cost. f. The rich goes free when the poor goes to jail.



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[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

One thing to point out, although some may consider this moot: money is not the root of all evil. LOVE (or worship) of money is the root of all evil.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

I'd rather frame the argument thus:

-- conservatives are indeed fascist

-- they have taken over repelicanism

-- they should be rounded up and tried for sedition

-- convicted

-- and shot


[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 12 years ago

Woah there, ZenDog. You paint with a rather broad brush. My grandmother was a "conservative" and one of the finest people I have even known. We must remain very specific in directing our challenge toward those exact people responsible for the crisis we're in; and I for one don't believe that ANYONE should be shot, or tortured for any reason, whatsoever, period. Tha would just signal the start of a new tyranny. If we believe in creating a reformed society of justice and fair play than we must embody those values throughout this entire process. "Conservative" is a term that encompasses a very wide number of people, some with sound ideas, and some who are evidently anti-social in outlook and goals. This kind of outburst if entirely understandable given the rage and frustration brought on by the rampant corruption and violent repression of the oligarchy, but I think it doesn't represen eithert reality, the essentially compassionate vision of this movement, or serve to enlighten others in regard to what we are about.We are all prone to moments of rage. Maybe you should meditate for a space of time to regain your equlibium:)

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

Naturally I would provide your gramma a conditional pardon.

But only if she promises to behave . . . .

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8708) 12 years ago

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Well i'd ask her, but she is with us no more. I read your post, "lies" at themultitude, and left a respose. Thanks.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

I'm on dial-up - that site tends to load slow. But I'll go take a look

; D