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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 01:03 PM
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5. Don't forget the anti-war marches when millions of us turned out
I went to all of them and you probably did to. I'm very proud of the huge numbers of people who also went, but the media ignored us and Bush called us a 'focus group' and just like that we were dismissed and two wars were started while the media worked themselves into a tizzy of orgasmic excitement over the war in Iraq.

I've been wondering if the way to fight now is through our pocket books. That's the one thing they still need from us. Our money.

The way I see it there are two ways to fight them. Confront them with direct resistance or take away the power they have over us. They can easily beat us in a confrontation like marching or protesting by just ignoring us and surrounding themselves with barriers to keep us out (whether object or police, or even Blackwater security forces). They know we'll all have to go home sooner than later and the protest will soon be forgotten just like our marches against the Iraq war.

But if we take our spending power away their power will suddenly be useless. Well, not suddenly, but certainly in time.

I've been forced to due to my circumstances so I've already started. I may end up homeless but that doesn't scare me anymore.
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