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  •  Common issues are the key to breaking (4+ / 0-)
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    down the walls that the corporatists have built between us, the people.  I really wish dkos would spend more focus on the common policy issues and less on partisan politics.  We can elect all the Dems we want and it still will not solve the problem.  Occupy understood that by remaining outside the political spectrum.  And that is why the govt. came down so hard on them and classified them as a terrorist organization.  We need to get as many citizens as we can to understand our common interests and the need to band together to break the chains of the corporatists.

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 03:03:42 PM PDT

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    •  I argue that the reason you so much emphasis (3+ / 0-)
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      on politics and the latest scandal de jour is because people are watching the corporatist MSNBC, or visiting Huffington Post, etc.

      The corporate media messaging, the narrative, is all around us, bombarding us 24/7.

      We need to break free from that type of manipulation.

      But the only way to even attempt to do that is to engage in counter-propaganda efforts; it has to be deliberate; strategic; far-reaching, and constant.

      •  I agree, but it also needs to be outside (3+ / 0-)
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        the media. We can't run ads, we simply can't compete on that level. I know that there are tons of people out there on social media spreading political memes that have an effect on people, or at least can if there are enough of them. Remember, propaganda relies primarily on repetition, not on truth.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon May 20, 2013 at 03:23:37 PM PDT

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        •  Actually, that's an idea (3+ / 0-)
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          and not a bad one.  Ray, you're the professional marketer.  But I'd think you might have enough of a list gathered by now to make the core of a Facebook distribution network.

          Consider starting a system where everyone on the network distributes a "Meme of the Day" (no, DON'T use that word, of course) -- something pithy, maybe a quote from another revolutionary or group, but a new watchword that people can just automatically post to their Facebook or Google Circles.  A slogan of fifteen words or less, but constantly hitting on the themes we need to push.

          I'd suggest finding an individual who is really, really good at one-liners, and delegating this to them as their Job.  The rest of us just set up our streams to propagate.  Make it good enough, and we'll all get a warm fuzzy each morning as we smile and copy our Revelation Of The Day out into the world.

          •  Make sure that the various people (2+ / 0-)
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            upload it themselves and don't share it from some central group.

            A lot of people are doing this sort of thing already, so there's a lot to choose from out there. This might be one of those things that will just happen on it's own. Maybe just steering it toward a more hopeful message beyond just that some specific group of people are bad.

            If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

            by AoT on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:38:06 PM PDT

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