posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 05:30 PM
That phase appears to be over but the momentum is there, the funding is there and the time is ripe for a new phase.
Phase 2 must be something very creative. It should attract even more people. It should attract those who are curreently on the fence - who support
OWS, but didn't go out to the protests... or who are not sure, but think they support OWS...
The next phase needs to attract MORE people.You must look at how the 1% has been so successful in doing this and keeping people asleep. They make it
EASY, and they make it FUN. Watch this sitcom.... have some Ben and Jerrys...there now, feel better about the toxins you breathe in every day now, the
healtcare you don't get, the retirement fund you don't have? No? Have some beer, watch UFC....have some more beer. How about now?
So... understand this: If you want the public on its own side, you HAVE to make it easy for them. It's just too tempting to block out thinking about
their problems instead, and they're just too tired to be instantly motivated to work hard for a goal they don't quite understand yet. They're
already working their fingers to the bone. CAN they be encouraged to work hard for their own rights? YOU BET. Is that the best way to get them
interested in the first place? Well, no. Most are too far away from understanding the goals of OWS to understand that it won't just be a wasted
effort, if they stand there out in the cold being ridiculed and pepper sprayed and accused of being dirty, violent, spoiled, [insert insult here]
hippies by coworkers, friends, etc. No thanks, they'd rather work overtime to get that measley extra paycheck to try to buy something nice for their
kid, and then collapse exhausted in front of the TV. Can you blame them??
Do not expect the majority to be willing to suffer discomfort when they don't yet know what they'll be suffering for. First you must sell them the
goal. Be specific, be concrete so this is a future that can really be anticipated. Focus on something everyone wants. Specific goals regarding laws to
prevent corruption and money in politics. To prevent central banks and 'too big to fail' anything from having so much power. Things that, truly, 99%
of the world would agree with, if they understood what it really means to them. And all the while, fill them with hope - NEVER despair.
Get them interested in this topic, get them interested in wanting to learn more about it on their own. Do this by making it FUN, and making it
Think of things that are VIRAL and FUN. They don't have to exist on the internet but news about them should transmit well on the internet, because
that's how most people are going to hear about them.
These could each be short-lived things, make everyone laugh and think a little, or touch their hearts with reminders of kindness and love a little,
and then go away. But each one of them would bolster the OWS message. While making the people laugh. While filling hearts with hope and joy. This is
what will make them feel excited, feel like "hey, I have [X talent], how can I help with this?" You could tie them all together with the phrase
By the time the weather warms, Occupy will be a common chant in everyone's heart. A chant for hope, for love for laughter and for a bright
Start brainstorming...everyone should start brainstorming. And if you have a good idea, share it with everyone interested in OWS that you know.... and
ask for their help to make it a reality!