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    it's about winning the PR war and you do that with unprecedented and public gestures of total non-violence, like the silence the UC Davis kids visited upon the Chancellor as she shame-walked to her car that's now a seminal piece of viral footage.  An all-out, proactive campaign to invite the Ray Kellys to come forward and join us could be a vital step in de-escalation with a lot of cops and a major public relations win for OWS if it's done loudly and sincerely.  Suddenly you change the tone of the coverage from a constant barrage of stuff about how it's OWS vs. the cops into something more complicated and make it harder for the facile and lazy mass media to paint this movement with the same old colors.

    Of course there will be more pepper-sprayings and beatings by the asshole cop majority, I get that.  With each one, the undecided public comes more over to our side. What we need to do is accelerate that process and make it not just about those cops but about other ones and especially ex-cops who are more sympathetic as well, and make a big bid in our messaging to accentuate that outreach and inoculate the public against filing us away with all the (sorry, but failed) protest movements of the past.

    "Some of you are going to die... martyrs, of course, to the Freedom that I will provide!"

    by emperor nobody on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 10:40:08 PM PST

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