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  •  This is a good idea.... (3+ / 0-)
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    radical simplicity, PSzymeczek, dewtx

    Reminiscent of Gandhi's work in South Africa and India!  It's also in the finest tradition of the Monkey Wrench Gang.

    However, from the Occupy movement's failure, we know one thing:  can't be "Open Source."  Law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and the FBI were all over Occupy like ants on a dead grasshopper.  Monkeywrenchers would have to organize by encrypted email or text messaging.  There would have to be rules for participation.  No drunk or stoned drivers, for instance, no risk takers, no traffic accidents.  In other words, a disciplined group.  And once this activity became known...members of this group would have to be willing to go to jail.

    Does anyone remember reading about the lunch counter protests?  I do, back when I was an undergraduate.  My professor pointed out something that wasn't apparent to most people at the time:  the economic impact of the protests.  Woolworth lunch counters had to close during the protests.  Police had to be called.  As the protests spread and became more frequent, it began to degrade the income of Woolworth's stores.  The protests weren't just for show, they weren't only for media attention.  Operation Gum-up DC would have a similar effect on the airlines and airport operations.  This is a good idea.

    I think you could do this with only twenty people.  "Oops, my car stalled in the middle of an intersection!  Sorry!"

    Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Fri May 03, 2013 at 07:37:57 AM PDT

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