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Forum Post: Thanksgiving Day - Occupy Parade

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 12:11 p.m. EST by thecommonman (63)
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front rows fill up fast - get there early

34th Street and 6th Ave (Herald Square)

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[-] 5 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 8 years ago

Bad idea. The workers of the parade volunteer their services. The parade is for children. I enjoyed it a great deal as a kid. You want public opinion to bite you in the ass... go ahead and follow through with this tactic.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Indeed, any demonstration should be rated G

I wonder if there is a Scrooge float

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

I agree, a presence would be nice, but a disruption will lower public opinion.

[-] 1 points by thecommonman (63) 8 years ago

Fair enough, what about a silent sit in with signs. When the whole world is watching, we need to alert them to a crisis.

... and we are in a crisis.

you don't want to avoid telling people the Kitchen is on fire, just because they sat down to have dinner. Some things need to be alerted.

Use Tact, but command the opportunity to create a good table conversation about the condition of our world

[-] 2 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

This idea I love! Being a noticeable presence at parades across the nation :)

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I do to

human mike performance could do that

[-] 1 points by superman22x (188) 8 years ago

Just keep the hippy idiots out. 99% of the country thinks that OWS is a bunch of recent liberal arts college grads who think they deserve free handouts. And think they deserve a job because they have a liberal arts degree. While these people exist, they ARE NOT OWS. Be careful, and if you see someone being stupid, ask them to leave as they are giving OWS a bad name.

Remember, it only takes one idiot in a crowd of 10,000 to make the whole movement look bad.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

doom

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

Recent Liberal Arts graduates are definitely part of OWS. You can't just ignore their presence because you think they are annoying.

[-] 2 points by superman22x (188) 8 years ago

I know they are. They are the ones giving it a bad name. If you graduated from school with an art degree, and you expect a job market for you in a good or bad economy you are crazy. There are a few jobs, but even in a good economy, a college degree means nothing unless you can prove you are useful.
I agree the system is corrupt. But you have to keep people from making OWS look bad.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

Not all liberal arts graduates get "art" degrees. Many of them are pre-med, sociologists, therapists, educators, geologists, computer scientists, etc. The thing about liberal arts that is different from other types of institutions is that it requires you to continue taking math, science, history, and language past the high school level. It is a more rounded education than a simple career oriented goal path and produces more well-rounded individuals.

People making OWS look bad are the ones who are using violence, and who are peeing and defecating all over businesses. Some of these people may be liberal arts, but some of them could be veterans, working class, or state school college grads.

Liberal Arts graduates are not making this movement look worse by being a part of it. We need more rounded individuals with different approaches to the world than can be found in text books.

[-] 1 points by superman22x (188) 8 years ago

CS is not liberal arts. Sociologists have next to NO jobs available. Therapy and pre-med is good, but that requires more schooling. It's not well-rounded, it's just a simple extension of high school. The classes aren't difficult.
If you want a job after college, then you need to pursue a degree with jobs in the field (engineering, science).
Everyone goes to liberal arts and business because it is easy.

lim as GPA -> 0 Engineering = business.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

I have to disagree. My liberal arts classes kicked my butt, and I graduated as the Valedictorian of my high school. CS is a technical liberal arts major at the school I went to, and though sociologists make no money, they are extremely well rounded individuals. I have a job after college, and I love my job. And most of the people I graduated with have excellent jobs as well.

People choose liberal arts because they don't want the "cookie-cutter" textbook education that is provided by state schools. People choose liberal arts so that they can challenge the status quo. My liberal arts college taught us academically about many of the problems going on in the world today, and revolving around the banking crisis. And we got multiple points of view so that we could understand that there is no one opinion about how the world works and how to change it.

You are very mistaken, and I think should do some more research before you brush off liberal arts so quickly.

[-] 1 points by superman22x (188) 8 years ago

Hahah, well rounded doesn't mean you get a job. Different than the status quo doesn't mean you get a job. Sure, it's good info. Doesn't mean it's useful to anyone but yourself.
Liberal arts students... funny people. Valedictorian of your HS means nothing as well. HS everywhere is a joke.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

Oh, I understand. You're one of "those people." Too bad. Try not to talk too much and give OWS a bad name.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I still pull reference from high school

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 8 years ago

In other words you were indoctrinated and believe every word they told you.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

No actually, I was encouraged to question everything, including the teacher's points of view. My education was based around assuming nothing that you read or hear is the entire truth, that every person has included some piece of their own bias or opinion in every piece of information they write. Because of this, there can be critical analysis of everything, and this critical analysis helps each of us to understand our own biases and opinions as we interact with a changing and rapidly advancing world.

[-] 3 points by Windsofchange (1044) 8 years ago

I agree with geo. This is a parade for children we don't need to protest there. It will make OWS look like the Grinch who stole Christmas in the eyes of the children and completely piss off their parents.

It would be a bad move all around and lower public opinion of us. Let's choose our protest/boycotts wisely.

[-] 2 points by MelanieNLee (7) from Queens, NY 8 years ago

Dear OWS: I'm on your side. Please don't disrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade; you'll only turn people against you.

However, I suggest you quietly go among the crowd and distribute simple, G-rated literature explaining your cause, and perhaps relating OWS thematically with Thanksgiving. You might wear T-shirts or buttons saying Occupy Wall Street, too. However, act quietly and respectfully, as if you were nothing more than someone handing out religious tracts or flyers for health products. Maybe you might hand out candy or treats along with your fliers, too.

Once at the parade I handed out among the crowd tracts from the American Bible Society with scriptures related to giving thanks. Surely you have the right to do something similar and get in no trouble doing it!

[-] 2 points by MelanieNLee (7) from Queens, NY 8 years ago

Dear OWS: I'm on your side. Please don't disrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade; you'll only turn people against you.

However, I suggest you quietly go among the crowd and distribute simple, G-rated literature explaining your cause, and perhaps relating OWS thematically with Thanksgiving. You might wear T-shirts or buttons saying Occupy Wall Street, too. However, act quietly and respectfully, as if you were nothing more than someone handing out religious tracts or flyers for health products. Maybe you might hand out candy or treats along with your fliers, too.

Once at the parade I handed out among the crowd tracts from the American Bible Society with scriptures related to giving thanks. Surely you have the right to do something similar and get in no trouble doing it!

[-] 1 points by thecommonman (63) 8 years ago

at US Davis, the student sat in silent vigil as the College Chancellor went to her car. The Silence was Deafening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8775ZmNGFY8&feature=player_embedded

OWS could be present in Silent Vigil and Signs. it is an important message.

[-] 1 points by azryal82 (2) 8 years ago

If any of you havent seen the youtube video: "Old Timey Strong Guy Tears Deck of Cards" you need to go check it out. The guy in the video does an outstanding job of voicing what the OWS movement is all about without even using his voice. A must see. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDsTdaWtstE

[-] 1 points by thecommonman (63) 8 years ago

thanks for the link. I take it focus, perseverance, strength and belief in the ability to succeed are part of your point?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

perhaps an Egyptian theme for solidarity

[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 8 years ago

Occupy these bastards instead. They deserve it:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/make-a-stand-join-the-clan/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

things to be thankful for


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I saw 3 OWS theme costumes on the eve of halloween

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Congrats and solidarity to our brothers and sisters at the newly established New School Occupation! In the wake of the raid on Liberty Square, they established a 24/7 occupation in the student study center here in NYC. Statement below and more information here.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/spotted-ny-mili-tents/

fly a white balloon with an eye on that gold tent and put it on parade

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Edited on Mon Nov-14-11 07:30 PM by List left Source: City of Seattle

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:

Section 1. By adoption of this Resolution, the City of Seattle recognizes the peaceful and lawful exercise of First Amendment Rights by "Occupy Seattle" and others.

Section 2. The structural causes of the economic crisis facing our society require decisive and sustained action at the national and state levels. Cities are harmed by the crisis and must play an important role in the development of public policy to address it. By adoption of this Resolution, the City Council commits to the following steps to minimize economic insecurity and destructive disparities:

  1. The City will review its banking and investment practices to ensure that public funds are invested in responsible financial institutions that support our community. The Council may also consider future legislation to promote responsible banking and provide an incentive for banking institutions to invest more in our City, particularly with regard to stabilizing the housing market and supporting the creation of new businesses. This review should include evaluating City policies on responsible depositing and management of City funds. Moreover, the City will examine the number of home foreclosures in Seattle and the circumstances and causes of the foreclosures, the financial institutions involved in the foreclosures and the methods, tactics and apparent inequities that many people face in Seattle when lender foreclosure proceedings occur and will explore solutions intended to be more humane, civil and consistent with a spirit of assistance to the borrower.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x5059497

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

how about a dollar sign pyramid float

use a center may pole

with marchers in a square holding ropes connected with the top of the center pole

drape canvas over the rope pyramid

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 8 years ago

It's a great idea if you want to piss off the general population.

In other words, it's a bad idea.

[-] 0 points by sanclitorisCA (31) 8 years ago

Stick helium up Michael Moores ass and turn him into a blimp float.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Forum Post: Occupy Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Posted 10 minutes ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 5:13 p.m. EST by WarmItUp This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Don't forget to bring your biggest banners to the macy's thanksgiving parade, be there early to get a front row seat and wait until santa comes by to hold up your banner as that is the most televised portion of the parade.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/thanksgiving-day-occupy-parade/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-macys-thanksgiving-parade/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/

[-] 2 points by me2 (534) 8 years ago

A horrible idea doesn't get better by simply repeating it over and over.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I hope they get some attention

Forum Post: Occupy Macy's Day Parade in Native American Garb

Posted 19 hours ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 4:23 p.m. EST by theDaniel This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Imagine NYPD billy clubbing thousands of Native Americans at the Thanksgiving day parade on national television

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-macys-day-parade-in-native-american-garb/

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 8 years ago

In today's America it is okay to club whites. But you better not club anyone else or you are a racist!

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[-] 0 points by getajoblosers (65) 8 years ago

Please don't screw up our Thanksgiving. That would be stupid and wrong.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I hope some sort of presentation is made

[-] 0 points by thecommonman (63) 8 years ago

then enjoy your "March of the Wooden Soldiers" and ignore you kitchen in flames.

[-] 1 points by getajoblosers (65) 8 years ago

Oh yeah, because if you screw up a parade that is going to fix everything. Idiots.

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