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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:13 PM

6. Really? Maybe there are more creative ways to approach it?



I do understand, and the power of the dollar is mighty, but isn't there a way to create some cognitive dissonance, show people they are out of touch, show a united front.

Seeger sang, "All You Fascists are Bound to Lose". But I don't believe it will change without all the effort of those who are working hard to change things. Friends of the cause will be impressed by the speeches and the convention stuff, and change will happen for some, but this seems like a great opportunity for outreach from inside the enemy camp, amplify the effect.

(Brainstorming: you just throw ideas out, no criticism or evaluation, just production of tactics that can be tossed or refined, depending on the strategy. Beat up on mine, that's ok, but not on others, ok?).

Everyone at the convention in nothing but glittered clothing - kinda stereotypical, but glitter is a tactic being used a bit
Preachers could preach against bigotry that week, maybe start a yard sign campaign to encourage appreciation of others.
Get some school kids to draw pictures of a world where hate doesn't exist and post them all over the convention halls.
(getting kids on your side to carry a message is a very useful tactic).

Do you have ideas, especially with some humor or something that would draw media, given that the convention will more than likely be held there? I ask, because this place has all sorts of ideas, viewpoints, and smart people.

btw, I am sure there will be other demonstrations. I wonder if those could be leveraged, both for and against...


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