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  •  and the uninformed and moderates (7+ / 0-)

    that are fearful of the "hippies" will be drawn in more readily if people that "look like" them are made more visible to them.

    the 99 per cent is made up of so many different people - and it is no false adage that "birds of a feather flock together" - we need to ensure that the variety of people that make up this big group are visible - not just the younger college students that have sparked the protest (kudos once again to the youth of America!)

    The dirty hippie/bored disgruntled college students is a meme that is easy for the MSM (and FOX) to push, and an image that will make it harder to draw in the "mushy middle"

    I think that image of the airline pilots showing up in uniform early on gave the movement a great measure of credibility in the eyes of many of this demographic.

    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

    by blue armadillo on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:06:47 PM PST

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    •  a lot less people are afraid of hippies (8+ / 0-)

      and students these days than used to be the case. it's important for a mass movement claiming to represent the 99% look like the 99%, in all of its diversity (hippies included), but it's worth remembering that we are definitely not in the 70s or 80s anymore.

      cable news tries to pretend that it is, but things have changed. the hard hats hate bankers more than hippies now.

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