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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:52 PM

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen.

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
― Arundhati Roy, War Talk



Kudos to Tierra_y_Libertad, without whom I may have never learned of this great philosopher.

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Reply Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. (Original post)
Scuba Feb 2013 OP
xchrom Feb 2013 #1
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #2
Scuba Feb 2013 #3
IrishAyes Feb 2013 #5
IrishAyes Feb 2013 #4
NightWatcher Feb 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #8
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #7

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:20 PM

1. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:36 PM

2. That sounds very good, but we need a more specific strategy.

Then we can work on tactics to meet the strategy.

Here's what I propose:

Strategy to take control of our government
1. Get the truth out to the American people.
a. Support independent media
b. Establish networks to promulgate the truth
Via internet
Independent of the internet
c. Work to affect the corporate media.
2. Become a force in local politics.
a. Be active in local Democratic party organizations.
b. Be active in other civic organizations like school boards, parent/teacher organizations.
3. Effect national policies by participating in national political organizations like moveon.org, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Democracy for America (DFA), PCCC, etc.
4. Establish a coordinated program to monitor elections to insure them to be free and fair.
5. Lobby reform.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:37 PM

3. +1

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. Tactics agreed

As a member, I can personally endorse MoveOn and PDA. I also really like Van Jones, who's young enough to have time for America to grow up enough to vote him into the WH. After Hillary, of course. 2016 will probably be her last chance. Although I love Joe Biden, he never has had and never will have the votes, so I hope he doesn't challenge her. I hope the GOP shrivels down to no more than a tiny handy place to spot the national crazies, too small to cause any more trouble.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:32 PM

4. Me2

Thanks for another philosopher whose work I need to devour. Even on a noisy day, I can breathe easier now!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. I'm horrible. I just want to throw my shoes into the gears

Or like Mario Savio said, just lay our bodies on the gears.....

I feel too old for petitions and letters and have only grand whims for even grander action.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:26 PM

8. I want to lay their bodies on the gears.

 

Figurative of course

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:26 PM

7. We need to defend internet freedom

 

If we can't exchange ideas and information it's over. And they are, once again, trying to gain control

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