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  •  U teak gud pichurz, OPOL (6+ / 0-)

    But, seriously, in perusing "acting up" as a tactic, we are challenged to find new creative avenues to achieve a more visible level of theatre. As you say, the authorities are fully prepared for the standard-issue protest demonstration, thus it behooves us to utilize our new tools and find new venues.

    I am particularly interested in the flash mob, and what could be done with that kind of energy.  Humor and ridicule remain our most powerful weapons, and besides, people are desperate for entertainment, anything new to see and possibly learn from, if we craft our performances properly.

    Meanwhile, we all need to continue to infiltrate the Dem Establishment from the ground up, local grassroots.

    don't always believe what you think...

    by claude on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 04:32:58 PM PDT

    •  Unfortunately, (3+ / 0-)

      Tasers and thermal weapons are their most powerful weapons.  I like the flash mob idea. Someone planned one a few years ago at the Jefferson Memorial. Everyone showed up one night and on cue started dancing.

      Tonight, a group of about 20 D.C.-area libertarians headed down to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial for some flash mob fun. The prank was harmless revelry: To ring in Jefferson’s birthday, we would meet on the steps of the memorial at 11:55pm, wearing iPods, then dance for about 10 minutes, capture the whole thing on video, and leave.

      Courtney and I were about 10 minutes late, but by the time we arrived it was already over. The National Park Police broke the whole thing up just a few minutes in, punctuating their lack of a sense of humor by arresting one of the dancers ... She was cuffed, taken out to a paddy wagon, then booked and held at a Park Police station. Everyone I spoke with says there was no noise, there were no threats, and no laws broken (the park police I spoke with–including the arresting officer (who, oddly enough, denied to me that he was the arresting officer)–declined to say why she had been arrested).

      "If we can't be free at least we can be cheap." Zappa

      by Zwoof on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 04:40:51 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for thr good thoughts claude. (3+ / 0-)
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      claude, Dave925, Big Tex

      Daniel likes the flash mob thing too, and I agree that could be a useful tool.  Certainly, as you say, we need to get creative, and I like the idea of 'theater'.  We did some of that in the 60s.

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