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Five Sure-fire Ways to Drive the Right Wing Crazy

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1. Have a spontaneous mass protest that grows and spreads rapidly.


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2. Make sure the purpose of the protest has no easily defined focus.  
"What do they want?" whine the media and politicians. "What are their demands?"  Let's review: increasingly larger crowds of ordinary people (victims of the economic collapse) march to and occupy Wall Street, the Financial Capital of the World (the ones whose greedy behavior crashed the world economy yet who continue to reap financial rewards)....could the symbolism be any more obvious? But without specifics, it is agonizingly difficult for the establishment and the reactionary opposition to focus their attack. 

3. Make sure there are no leaders.   Make sure you are not co-opted by any political party, ego-driven personality, labor group, or mainstream liberal organization. Besides not watering down your message, this also makes it difficult for the opposition to focus it's attack. 

4. Take your time.  Allow the movement plenty of time to grow. Make the corporate media--which tried hard to ignore you at first--listen to you. Spread the message. Talk about inequality, unfairness, greed, corruption, indifference, and suffering, so that even out-of-touch Americans will begin to understand.

5. Keep growing and expanding, across America and the world.   This protest movement may not all work out perfectly, and it might not work out at all. But if we keep doing what we've always been doing, we're doomed for sure.

 

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It's spontaneous, it's real, and it's growing. Don... by Arlen Grossman on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:03:28 AM
There has to be a good reason, and in my mind ther... by Jack Lohman on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:05:08 AM
It's pretty doggone funny that you think this is s... by Phil Weingart on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:22:25 AM
that and a need to survive!... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:12:46 PM
sounds like something that a Tea Partier would sus... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:39:03 PM
Phil the Shill is a piece of work, that's for sure... by AAA AAA on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:58:14 PM
You must be kidding man: the "tea kettle party" ha... by crispy on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:54:50 PM
you mistake the tea party started with the backing... by liberalsrock on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:58:56 AM
Do you understand that the heavy hand of corporati... by Miriam Callaghan on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 2:35:55 PM
6. Claim that the protesters represent 99% of the ... by Philip Pease on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:33:31 PM
The Canadian arm of Amnesty International put forw... by Ted Rosa on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:48:43 PM
They Don't! All the politicians have grease stains... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:02:39 PM
I consider myself a right winger and this does not... by Bill Johnson on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:39:05 PM
"And if you do not have any leaders, then the move... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:07:03 PM
Didn't federal credit unions effectively do the sa... by Bill Johnson on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:55:14 PM
well Bill,  I agree we should issue our own c... by crispy on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:04:05 PM
as would a state or municipally chartered and oper... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:43:37 AM
No demands, no leaders, no focus. It is bewilderin... by Arlen Grossman on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:38:37 PM
It does not bother me a bit. Why should it? I don'... by Bill Johnson on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:49:32 PM
Now we are starting to think like Rove republicans... by Thomas Brown on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:39:18 PM
While I applaud this movement I doubt that those w... by AAA AAA on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 1:47:01 PM
I think the one thing that would knock The 1%ers o... by Marika on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:53:44 PM
[[michael8]]... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 6:01:56 PM
Yes, it all sounds great: strikes, boycotts, walko... by Arlen Grossman on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 6:20:26 PM
Uh....isn't the Right Wing already crazy?- They ... by John Jonik on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 7:49:50 PM
You are absolutely right. These are all fine, well... by Ralph Dratman on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:25:43 PM