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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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  -Greensboro sit-ins left mark on nation, By President Barack Obama (in local paper) jefferson_dem  Jan-24-10 08:33 AM   #0 
  - I was in Greensboro last year and got to see that Woolworth store in person.  racaulk   Jan-24-10 09:46 AM   #1 
  - Hey, racaulk.  jefferson_dem   Jan-24-10 12:34 PM   #4 
  - Hmmm... is Pres. Obama subtly asking us to turn it up a notch?  Zenlitened   Jan-24-10 11:21 AM   #2 
  - The Supreme Court Decision needs to be targeted....cause everyone and their mama  FrenchieCat   Jan-24-10 11:54 AM   #3 
     - Don't forget the anti-war marches when millions of us turned out  lunatica   Jan-24-10 01:03 PM   #5 
     - I think both tacts should be employed....  FrenchieCat   Jan-24-10 01:09 PM   #6 
     - I understand what you're saying, but I think a march is different...  Zenlitened   Jan-24-10 01:45 PM   #7 
        - Daily sit in on the SCOTUS Steps? Like with no less than a minimum of 200 person daily  FrenchieCat   Jan-24-10 01:48 PM   #8 
  - The first student sit in staged in Nashville was a failure....  Clio the Leo   Jan-24-10 07:12 PM   #9 
  - We need some frontline soldiers!  FrenchieCat   Jan-24-10 07:15 PM   #10 
     - And some good old fashioned UNITY!!!!  Clio the Leo   Jan-24-10 08:01 PM   #12 
        - That would work. Can't do anything when busy ducking bullets from all over!  FrenchieCat   Jan-25-10 12:02 AM   #13 
  - K&R  DeepModem Mom   Jan-24-10 07:34 PM   #11 

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