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Forum Post: This is the way to change America

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 9:42 a.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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The way to do it is take a list of change demands, turn it into an on-line petition so that millions of people will sign it, and then send it to Congress and the President. Then you will have to be prepared to "dog it" through sit-ins and other 60s-style protest efforts in order to get media attention.  This requires a long, sustained effort of protests in Washington. 

The movement requires some type of representative or liaison (notice I didn't say leader) to represent the movement's demands and serve as a point of communication with Congress and the President. Without this, there is no way to coordinate communication at the human level that is required for any effective interactions with Congress/President.  

The KEY effort is continued peaceful protests by as many people as possible in support of the demands.  Politicians and Corporations will then see that OWS is not something that will eventually loose momentum and quietly fade away. The movement will then start to gain MORE momentum instead of less as politicians realize that people are in it for the long haul.  Just imagine what would happen if determined citizens occupied the steps of the Capital building in Washington, in mass, for not just weeks or months, but years if necessary, and ABSOLUTELY REFUSED to ever go away until the demands were met.

That is the way to do it.



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[-] 2 points by jimmiller5417 (25) 12 years ago

Do it, but don't be surprised that the petition is ignored. The Radcons are bent on destroying America and no petition is going to stop them or even influence them. The only way is to un-elect the Radcons in Congress. See: http://thedragonsteeth.wetpaint.com/page/THE+NEW+PARTY Jim Miller

[-] 1 points by Socrate (28) 12 years ago

Interesting. You could make a call for people like myself who work from home. With my laptop, I can work anywhere. So, I could sit beside the parliament with a protest sign and work all day, everyday. Four years, or for years.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 12 years ago

That is a great idea and, of course, there are a lot of people who work like you do. I don't know how that segment of the population could be effectively reached. My guess is that those who are seriously committed to the movement would naturally take such an approach (I hope).

Thanks for your input. Good comment.