Occupy Needs a Kos Blitz on FoxNews.com Survey

Camille Etchison on Occupy Wall St.'s facebook page found this survey on foxnews.com that asks:

Do 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters represent your views about the nation's economic problems?

     Maybe. I am not even sure what they want.
     No. They have no idea how jobs are created or how a free-enterprise system works.
     Yes. These folks are right about corporate greed and what's happening to the little guy.
     Other (post a comment).

Camille Etchison asks us to

"FLOOD IT!!! SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE; YOU CAN RE-VOTE."

I agree. I think this site needs a good old fashioned Kos Blitz. Click on the link below and it will take you to the survey.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/07/do-occupy-wall-street-protests-represent-your-views-economy/#ixzz1gZMsH1R8

 

 

Occupy Needs a Kos Blitz on FoxNews.com Survey

Camille Etchison on Occupy Wall St.'s facebook page found this survey on foxnews.com that asks:

Do 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters represent your views about the nation's economic problems?

     Maybe. I am not even sure what they want.
     No. They have no idea how jobs are created or how a free-enterprise system works.
     Yes. These folks are right about corporate greed and what's happening to the little guy.
     Other (post a comment).

Camille Etchison asks us to

"FLOOD IT!!! SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE; YOU CAN RE-VOTE."

I agree. I think this site needs a good old fashioned Kos Blitz. Click on the link below and it will take you to the survey.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/07/do-occupy-wall-street-protests-represent-your-views-economy/#ixzz1gZMsH1R8

 

 

Remembering What Occupy Stands For

I was trying to think of ways that we could remember the basic tenets of the Occupy movement so that when people ask what we stand for we can more easily recall them. In this way we don’t spend time arguing over the things that are being yelled at us (lazy, socialist, get a job, bums, etc.) and keep the conversation about what is really important.

What I thought we could use to help us is our hands as we do with our hand signals together with some easy to remember mnemonic devises. My idea started with the convenient fact that we all have ten fingers. This can be the beginning reminding ourselves first that we have ten basic tenets.

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Remembering What Occupy Stands For

I was trying to think of ways that we could remember the basic tenets of the Occupy movement so that when people ask what we stand for we can more easily recall them. In this way we don’t spend time arguing over the things that are being yelled at us (lazy, socialist, get a job, bums, etc.) and keep the conversation about what is really important.

What I thought we could use to help us is our hands as we do with our hand signals together with some easy to remember mnemonic devises. My idea started with the convenient fact that we all have ten fingers. This can be the beginning reminding ourselves first that we have ten basic tenets.

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Occupy Movement: Next Step Convergence

There is a growing convergence of thinking about where the US Occupy movement should go as a next step to turning its values, concerns and commitments into changing what most Americans see as broken government under control of corporate interests.  When it comes to political and social movements, history shows us that they usually fail not because they disappear, but rather because they become marginalized, unimportant despite a core group of committed people and groups.

They lose popular appeal and support or never expand beyond a small early group of supporters.  The nation and many supporters move on.  Other movements grab the interest of the most informed, dissident-type people seeking truth, justice or change.  A good example of such a failed contemporary movement is the 911 truth effort.  The groups, websites and true believers keep on pushing their objectives a decade after the historic event.  But the goal of revealing what really happened that the official government story does not divulge is like a moldy piece of forgotten food in the refrigerator.

Movement death by inattention happens despite good resources, charismatic leaders and even great organization and communication skills.  Critical mass of public support simply never materializes, in large measure because diverse segments of the population never buy into the central arguments of the movement.  The Internet is littered with websites of activist groups that persist despite clear evidence of decay and wide disinterest.  True believers have a mission in life tied to their egos that prevent them from admitting defeat.  They do not move on.

The biggest mistake that passionate advocates for a cause make is overestimating their ability to reach critical mass and underestimating the competition of other movements with greater appeal which rob them of both attention and supporters.

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