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  •  Most of those organizations already (1+ / 0-)
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    in existence are mostly invisible.  Effective, maybe, but invisible.  The Left needs a movement that's visible, confrontational.  Confrontational in a non-violent non-physical manner, but confrontational nonetheless.  The camps didn't work.
    And, "Mic Check" was just stoopid.  We need to take a page from the revolutionary warriors.  Hit and run.

    •  And why are they invisible? (0+ / 0-)

      Is it really because they don't flash mob?

      I remember taking part in the protests at the start of the Iraq war where we did something similar to what you're talking about. People get arrested and get dismissed as being hippies and activists.

      And really, the camps did work, and the mic checks did work. As illustrated by the fact that we're still talking about the things. In what way would flash mobs "work" that the camps didn't? Would they get more press? Would they get the word out about what the group wanted to do better? They'd be less likely to be arrested, but they wouldn't get anywhere near the publicity.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 11:47:27 PM PST

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      •  What works? Surprise. OWS had the (1+ / 0-)
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        element of surprise, good turn out, no demands, no one "in charge". Media couldn't handle it.  Which was what made it effective.  Now it has a label and while we know what it did, most don't.

        Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

        by the fan man on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 09:14:37 AM PST

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