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  •  I think we agree. (0+ / 0-)

    I am not against "street power"...I'll always recognize the need for a wide variety of options. Street action is especially good for forcing media coverage.

    My only criticism on this thread is with the framing of the message -- specifically Communist and "V for Vendetta" imagery in posters and slogans.

    I'm sorry that I've found myself writing so much on something so simple: I just think we need to use less red-and-black and more red-white-and-blue on our posters.

    We also need to ask ourselves: How do we activate middle-class voters? I'm asking creative types to think of some posters and slogans to carry that message. Somehow I don't think a clenched fist is going to move anyone out of the Wal-Mart Black Friday line.

    Occupy Wall Street is in-line with traditional American values. OWS is fighting to preserve the American dream and -- more than any other current movement -- embodies American ideals of Justice, Fairness, Accountability, and Honesty. Why do we not embrace this?

    I'm asking that we consider looking more like Norman Rockwell and less like Malcolm X.

    These are just suggestions. I'm not down at Zucotti Park getting rained on, so my moral authority here is limited. I'm just trying to help.

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